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Colligative properties name
« on: February 25, 2013, 02:53:23 AM »

Why are "colligative" properties called so? Is "colligative" a word taken from Greek or Latin, and what would it mean?
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Re: Colligative properties name
« Reply #1 on: February 27, 2013, 09:52:45 AM »

According to wikipedia the latin root is colligatus, which means "bound together".  However, the ultimate root is the latin ligare, to bind, which is the same root of ligature, ligament, and ligand etc.
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