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Why do we have water vapor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure when water is a compressed liquid at these conditions?

Why do we have water vapor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure when water is a compressed liquid at these conditions? If we kept vapor partial pressure below saturated vapor pressure, we ...
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Why do we have water vapor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure when water is a compressed liquid at these conditions?

I think that it is a good question: if you have ice in liquid water, even at 1°C (just above the melting point), all the ice will disappear and you will have 100% liquid. Then why do you have always ...
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Why do we have water vapor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure when water is a compressed liquid at these conditions?

Think of molecules of water liquid escaping into vapor, and molecules of water vapor condensing into liquid. Both processes occur simultaneously, and an equilibrium is reached in a closed system. The ...
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Undiscovered kinetically-hindered metastable phases

Certainly, it would be shocking to think we've discovered the forms of all minerals, whether metastable or durable at STP. New morphs are being found for compounds as common as water ($\ce{H2O}$) and ...
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Could the presence of multiple stabilizer oxides induce sluggish diffusion in a stabilized zirconia to increase lifetime?

The fraction of zirconia's high temperature allotropes' structural features in such a high positional entropy material must be reduced just because of randomness. I don't think the resulting material ...
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