Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries


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What is a phase diagram?

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1. What is NOT something that a phase equilibrium line shows?

2. What is the triple point?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

See what you know about phase diagrams and what they're used for. The practice questions on the quiz will test your understanding of the diagrams themselves, what one of these diagrams can and cannot show you, and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer questions on the topics listed below:

  • How to describe a phase diagram
  • What the phase equilibrium line does and does not show
  • Something a phase diagram doesn't show
  • Defining the triple point
  • Defining supercritical fluid

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information on phase diagrams from the related lesson
  • Making connections - use your understanding of the phases of matter to better grasp what a phase diagram shows you
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as phase diagrams, triple point, and supercritical fluid

Additional Learning

Be sure to review the associated lesson, Phase Diagrams: Critical Point, Triple Point and Phase Equilibrium Boundaries, to continue your studies. The lesson entails the following objectives:

  • Explain what the phase equilibrium line is
  • Know what the X and Y axes show
  • Understand how to interpret a phase diagram