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These are usually [[first order phase transitions | first order phase transitions]],
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These are usually [[ First-order transitions | first-order phase transitions]],
except at [[critical points]], where the order turns [[second order phase transitions | second order]];
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except at [[critical points]], where the order turns [[ Second-order transitions | second-order]];
 
for [[supercritical]] points, the two phases become one.
 
for [[supercritical]] points, the two phases become one.
Between the two phases in coexistence a [[liquid-vapor interface]] of molecular size is
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Between the two phases in coexistence a [[ interface | liquid-vapor interface]] of molecular size is
 
formed.
 
formed.
  

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These are usually first-order phase transitions, except at critical points, where the order turns second-order; for supercritical points, the two phases become one. Between the two phases in coexistence a liquid-vapor interface of molecular size is formed.

References

  1. C. N. Yang and T. D. Lee "Statistical Theory of Equations of State and Phase Transitions. I. Theory of Condensation", Physical Review 87 pp. 404 - 409 (1952)