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Volatility or volatile may refer to:


  • Volatility (chemistry), a measuring tendency of a substance or liquid to vaporize easily
  • Relative volatility, a measure of vapor pressures of the components in a liquid mixture
  • Volatiles, a group of compounds with low boiling points that are associated with a planet's or moon's crust and atmosphere
  • Volatile organic compounds, organic or carbon compounds that can evaporate at normal temperature and pressure
  • Volatile anaesthetics, a class of anaesthetics which evaporate or vaporize easily
  • Volatile substance abuse, the abuse of household inhalants containing volatile compounds
  • Volatile oil, also known as essential oil, an oil derived from plants with aromatic compounds used in cosmetic and flavoring industries
  • Volatile acidity, a term used in wine making to indicate an unacceptably high level of an acid or vinegar

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