from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The principle or process of forming from given components the eutectic alloy, or alloy of maximum fusibility.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The property of fusing at low temperatures. See eutectic.
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And, further, it is plain that those substances only can be eutectic which we can obtain both as liquid and solid, and hence the property of eutexia is closely connected with solution.
Following in the natural divisions adopted by Dr. Guthrie, we may consider eutexia in three aspects:
Still Dr. Guthrie proves a relationship to exist between the several facts we have previously mentioned, and also between a number of other phenomena which at first sight appear to be equally isolated and unexpected, and we are asked to regard them all as examples of what he has called "eutexia."
It will be readily seen that in the formation of a cryohydrate we have an example of eutexia, since the constituents are present in such proportion as to give to the resultant compound body a minimum temperature of liquefaction.
Thus it has been shown by Dr. Guthrie that the desilverizing of lead in Pattinson's process is but a case of eutexia, the separation of lead on cooling a bath of argentiferous lead poor in silver being analogous to the separation of ice from a salt solution.
It will be seen that the subject of eutexia embraces many points of practical importance and of theoretical interest.
Dr. Guthrie has also shown that eutexia may reasonably be supposed to have played an important part in the production and separation of many rock-forming minerals.