Critical Temperature

The temperature at the critical point. A gas above the critical temperature will never condense into a liquid, no matter how much pressure is applied. Most substances have a critical temperature that is about 1.5 to 1.7 times the standard boiling point, in kelvin.

The transition temperature of a substance from one crystalline form to another.

See also: Critical Constant, Critical Point, Noncondensable Gas, Supercritical Fluid.

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Subjects: Thermodynamics