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Just curious---about phases .

  1. Dec 28, 2014 #1
    I just read an article with a phase diagram, and I am curious if triple point and critical points are SIMPLY theoretical (just in mind) or are they possible in real life (observable in real life)? I understand what they represent, but I am curious.
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  3. Dec 28, 2014 #2

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    They are real. If you Google (images) for "triple point of water", those pictures that are not graphs show water at its triple point.
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