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Since the number of components alpha Figure 1: Phase equilibria tor the solid,
liquid, and vapour states of a substance (see text). (a) equals one, and the
number of degrees of freedom (F) equals two, one, and zero, by the phase rule,
percentage 8 • Figure 5: Binary liquid-vapour relations at constant temperature.
Simplest binary system. Figure 3 represents the simplest possible type of binary
system and gives only the liquid-vapour relations. The labelling of the areas of
by the liquids ether and water mentioned earlier. Liquids A and B of Figure 6 (
right) are in this category. Addition of B to A at temperature T means following the
line acdb. With small additions, only one layer is present (a to c); with larger ...
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