|chem the principle that the amount of a gas dissolved at equilibrium in a given quantity of a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas in contact with the liquid|
|[C19: named after William Henry (1774--1836), English chemist]|
Henry's law Hen·ry's law (hěn'rēz)
The principle that at equilibrium the amount of gas dissolved in a given volume of liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of that gas in the gas phase.
statement that the weight of a gas dissolved by a liquid is proportional to the pressure of the gas upon the liquid. The law, which was first formulated in 1803 by the English physician and chemist William Henry, holds only for dilute solutions and low gas pressures.
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