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unsaturated

 [un-sach´er-āt″ed]
1. not having all affinities of its elements satisfied (unsaturated compound).
2. not holding all of a solute that can be held in solution by the solvent (unsaturated solution).
3. denoting compounds in which two or more atoms are united by double or triple bonds.

un·sat·ur·at·ed

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt'ĕd),
1. Not saturated; denoting a solution in which the solvent is capable of dissolving more of the solute.
2. Denoting a chemical compound in which all the affinities are not satisfied, so that still other atoms or radicals may be added to it.
3. In organic chemistry, denoting compounds containing double and/or triple bonds or a ring structure.

unsaturated

(ŭn-săch′ə-rā′tĭd)
adj.
1. Of or relating to an organic compound, especially a fatty acid, containing one or more double or triple bonds between the carbon atoms.
2. Capable of dissolving more of a solute at a given temperature.

un′sat·u·ra′tion n.

un·sat·ur·at·ed

(ŭn-sach'ŭr-āt-ĕd)
1. Not saturated; denoting a solution in which the solvent is capable of dissolving more of the solute.
2. Denoting a chemical compound in which all the affinities are not satisfied, so that still other atoms or radicals may be added to it.
3. organic chemistry Denoting compounds containing double and/or triple bonds.

unsaturated

Pertaining to a compound, especially of carbon, in which atoms are linked by double or triple valence bonds. A saturated compound has only single bonds. In general, unsaturated compounds are less stable than saturated compounds and can undergo a wider variety of reactions.
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Eventually, the calcite peak becomes undersaturated and starts to dissolve, increasing the porosity and increasing the advective transport of dissolved species until the cycle starts over again.
This is despite both the calcite and aragonite saturation states being highly undersaturated in experimental water chemistry conditions (Table 1), which might be expected to result in active dissolution of unprotected calcified material.
Based on the geochemical results using Phreeqc, the water samples from San Jose and Linabo were undersaturated with respect to anhydrite, gypsum, and halite.
This method is based on analytical pseudo steady state equation of undersaturated oil reservoir as follows:Equation
As the organic matter is respired and converted back into C[O.sub.2], the pH and [OMEGA] of the bottom waters are reduced and aragonite as well as calcite can become undersaturated for a few months each year (Mathis and Questel 2013).
Fog formation occurs typically in aerosol-laden surface air under high relative humidity, ranging from undersaturated to slightly supersaturated conditions [1].
Also, two participants connected with undersaturated edge should have the same nodal prices.
Systems can alternate between supersaturated conditions during daylight hours due to photosynthesis and undersaturated at night due to respiration ((NEWTON; MUDGE, 2005).
In the undersaturated condition, the surface tension effect is negligible, and the dissolved gas concentration at the bubble/polymer melt interface can be approximated as a saturated solution.
[2006] demonstrated that calcium and phosphorus contents vary among fruit yogurts and that strawberry yogurt is undersaturated with respect to hydroxyapatite.
"However, continued ocean acidification is causing many parts of the ocean to become undersaturated with these minerals, which is likely to affect the ability of some organisms to produce and maintain their shells," adds NOAA.
Generally, the most important factor favoring any mineral deposition is the degree of supersaturation of a solution with respect to that mineral [6] A solution for example, will precipitate calcite when it is supersaturated with respect to calcite, and at the same time the same solution is expected to dissolve calcite when it is undersaturated with respect to calcite 6 it is possible to predict the possible deposition of this mineral and even the amount that can be deposited by calculating the saturation index (SI) of a given solution with respect to calcite mineral, this is done by calculating the relative saturation (RS) using many computer codes, this is then related by the following equation [2];