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#### Ternary Phase Diagrams: Interactive Simulations

Try to predict the behavior when a parameter changes before using a slider to change that parameter. Screencasts below explain how to use these simulations.

##### Simulation: Basic Ternary Phase Diagram

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1. Where is the point on the equilateral ternary phase diagram that represents a mixture with xA = 0.2, xB= 0.5, and xC = 0.3?
##### Simulation: Ternary Phase Diagram with Phase Envelope

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1. Two phases are in equilibrium and one of the phases has a mass fraction of 0.7 for component C in the diagram below. What is the mass fraction of C in the second phase that is in equilibrium with this phase?
##### Simulation: Ternary Phase Diagram with Alternate Phase Envelope (Optional)

This Demonstration shows a ternary phase diagram that has a phase envelope. This diagram is used to represent the phase behavior of mixtures of three components that are only partially miscible over a range of compositions so that phase separation occurs. In the “view diagram” option, the black point, which can be moved to any location within the triangle by clicking on that location, represents the overall composition of the mixture. Each corner of the triangle corresponds to a pure component. When the black point is in the two-phase region, a tie line (large-dash black line) is shown, and the endpoints of the tie line correspond to the compositions of the two phases (α, β) that are in equilibrium. The points along the left of the phase envelope boundary belong to the α phase, and the points along the right belong to the β phase.

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1.  Two liquid phases are in equilibrium. One phase has a mass fraction of component B of 0.6. Using the diagram below, what is the mass fraction of component B in the second phase?