Interface of phases
Slabaugh, Wendell H. Formerly, Department of Chemistry, Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon.
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The boundary between any two phases. Among the three phases, gas, liquid, and solid, five types of interfaces are possible: gas-liquid, gas-solid, liquid-liquid, liquid-solid, and solid-solid. The abrupt transition from one phase to another at these boundaries, even though subject to the kinetic effects of molecular motion, is statistically a surface only one or two molecules thick.
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