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Symbol f. A thermodynamic function used in place of partial pressure in reactions involving real gases and mixtures. For a component of a mixture, it is defined by dμ = RTd(lnf), where μ is the chemical potential. It has the same units as pressure and the fugacity of a gas is equal to the pressure if the gas is ideal. The fugacity of a liquid or solid is the fugacity of the vapour with which it is in equilibrium. The ratio of the fugacity to the fugacity in some standard state is the activity. For a gas, the standard state is chosen to be the state at which the fugacity is 1. The activity then equals the fugacity.

Subjects: Chemistry.

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