HyperDic: osmotic_pressure

English > 1 sense of the expression osmotic pressure:
NOUNphenomenonosmotic pressure(physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane
English > osmotic pressure: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(physical chemistry) the pressure exerted by a solution necessary to prevent osmosis into that solution when it is separated from the pure solvent by a semipermeable membrane.
Categoryphysical chemistryThe branch of chemistry dealing with the physical properties of chemical substances
Narrowerhypertonicity(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a higher osmotic pressure than some other
hypotonicity(of a solution) the extent to which a solution has a lower osmotic pressure than some other
Broaderpressure, pressure level, force per unit areaThe force applied to a unit area of surface
Spanishpresión osmótica
Catalanpressió osmòtica

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