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Please define Cricondentherm and Cricondenbar

asked Oct 10, 2014 in Process by michelnr (590 points)
How to define the Cricondentherm and Cricondenbar on a phase envelope.

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answered Oct 10, 2014 by ChemKB (8,210 points) | selected May 13, 2016 by odadmin
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Cricondenbar is the maximum pressure above which no gas can be formed regardless of the temperature. The corresponding temperature is called cricondenbar temperature.

Cricondentherm is the maximum temperature above which liquid can not be formed regardless of the pressure. The corresponding pressure is called cricondentherm pressure.

Retrograde condensation region, lowering the pressure isothermally leads to the formation of liquid phase.