distribution law (1872) Chemistry

January 2002
Dictionary of Theories;2002, p155
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A definition of the term "distribution law" is presented. It is also known as the partition law. The law states that when a solute is soluble in two immiscible liquids, the solute distributes itself between the to liquids. The law is attributed to French physical chemist Marcellin Pierre Eugène Berthelot.


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