henrys law

Henry's law

noun Thermodynamics.
the principle that at a constant temperature the concentration of a gas dissolved in a fluid with which it does not combine chemically is almost directly proportional to the partial pressure of the gas at the surface of the fluid.


Origin:
1885–90; named after William Henry (1774–1836), English chemist who devised it

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Henry's law
 
n
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]

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Henry's law Hen·ry's law (hěn'rēz)
n.
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.

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