Written by Jerry Ratzlaff on . Posted in Thermodynamics

matter phasesphase to phase transition 5Sublimation is a physical change of a substance from a solid phase to a gas phase and does not pass through the transitional liquid phase.  This is an endothermic phase transition that occures at temperatures and pressures below a substance's triple point in its phase diagram.  Since this transition goes straight from solid to gas it has to happen immediately.  Triple point of a substance is when the temperature and the pressure of all three phases, gas, liquid, and solid, coexist in thermodynamic equilibrium.

There are four phases of matter: gas, liquid, plasma, and solid.


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