Abel test

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Derived from the surname Sir Frederick Abel, English chemist.

PronunciationEdit

(US) IPA(key): /ˈeɪ.bəl tɜst/

NounEdit

Abel test (plural Abel tests)

  1. (chemistry, usually capitalized) A test to determine the flash point of a volatile oil.
  2. (chemistry, usually capitalized) A test for the stability of smokeless powder and similar explosives.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 3
Last modified on 11 February 2014, at 00:35