Volatilization is a process in chemistry that involves the conversion of a solid or liquid substance into a gas or vapor form. This process occurs when a chemical compound is exposed to high temperatures, low pressures, or other conditions that cause the molecules to change their physical state. The volatilization process is important in various fields of chemistry and material science. It is commonly used in manufacturing processes such as distillation, which helps to separate different components in a mixture based on their volatility. It is also used in environmental studies to track the movement of chemicals in air, soil, and water. Volatilization has become more significant in recent years due to the emergence of emerging contaminants that are highly persistent and pose environmental and health risks. These include pesticides, pharmaceuticals, and industrial chemicals. In addition, understanding the volatilization process is crucial in the development of new materials and their applications. For example, researchers are exploring the use of volatilization to produce bio-based polymer films and foams that can replace traditional petroleum-based materials. Overall, volatilization is an important chemical process that continues to impact various areas of science and industry. Understanding its mechanisms and properties can lead to new innovations and solutions for a variety of challenges.

From: Journal of New Developments in Chemistry

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Editor-in-chief: Zhe-Sheng Chen, Professor Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Professions St. John’s University
Publication Type: Open Access Journal
Description: Chemistry is a branch of physical science that studies the composition, structure, properties and change of matter. Chemistry includes topics such as the properties of individual atoms, how atoms form chemical bonds to create chemical compounds, the interactions of substances through inter molecular forces that give matter its general properties.