What is volatility in chemistry

volatile

volatile (German) [edit]

Adjective

Word separation:

vo la til, comparative: vo la ti ler, superlative: am vo la tils ten

Pronunciation:

IPA: [volaˈtiːl]
Audio samples: volatile (Info)
Rhymes: -iːl

Meanings:

[1] very agile, fluctuating, unsteady
[2] Chemistry:fleeting, evaporating
[3] IT:short-lived, at risk of loss, temporary, unsecured, changeable

Origin:

Latin volatilis→ la = flying; volatile; quick, to: volare→ la = fly

Synonyms:

[1] agile, flighty, unstable, fluctuating, inconsistent, unsteady, unsteady, fickle, changeable
[2] volatile, evaporating, evaporating
[3] inconsistent, volatile, transient

Opposite words:

[1, 2] constant, constant, stable
[3] persistent

Examples:

[1] Hence the course of business volatile.
[2] Substances that evaporate easily or are already present as a gas at low temperatures are called volatile Fabrics.
[3] If business transactions that are executed were stored as volatile data in the main memory, an unexpected power failure could destroy the important data.[1]

Characteristic word combinations:

[1] more volatile (Stocks) market
[3] more volatile Storage, volatile Data

Word formations:

volatility

Translations [edit]

References and further information:

[1–3] Wikipedia article "volatile"
[2] Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm: German dictionary. 16 volumes in 32 sub-volumes. Leipzig 1854–1961 "volatile"
[1] University of Leipzig: Vocabulary portal "Volatile"
[3] Ke Zhang: Design and implementation of an order routing and transaction system for fund trading. Shown using the example of a user-friendly online broker with a focus on security and legal requirements. GRIN Verlag, 2008, page 56 (online, accessed March 22, 2012)

Swell:

  1. Ke Zhang: Design and implementation of an order routing and transaction system for fund trading. Shown using the example of a user-friendly online broker with a focus on security and legal requirements. GRIN Verlag, 2008, page 56 (online, accessed March 22, 2012)