Henry's law


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Henry's law

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(Chemistry) 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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Noun1.Henry's law - (chemistry) law formulated by the English chemist William Henry; the amount of a gas that will be absorbed by water increases as the gas pressure increases
law of nature, law - a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature; "the laws of thermodynamics"
chemical science, chemistry - the science of matter; the branch of the natural sciences dealing with the composition of substances and their properties and reactions
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Meuse moved to stay arbitration, arguing that the operating agreement was drafted by Henry's law firm and named him as manager of AI.
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The gas concentration in liquid phase was determined by the Henry's law. Jou et al.
Li and Nghiem [15] have calculated the composition in each phase through the equation of state (EoS), considering Henry's law. The C[O.sub.2] solubility in the aqueous phase is determined from Henry's law and the C[O.sub.2] fugacity in the gas phase.
It should be remembered that, according to Henry's law (which describes the behavior of liquid binary mixtures) with increasing temperature, the solubility of radon in water decreases, and its concentration in the air increases [1].
The causes of this damage, called barotrauma, are based on two important laws of physics, Boyle's Law and Henry's Law. Boyle's Law, defined by Robert Boyle, an Irish scientist, in the 1660s, relates to the relationship of pressure and volume of a gas.
Basic physical and thermodynamic properties of these analytes, such as molecular weight, boiling point, Gibbs energy, and Henry's Law, were all predicted by ChemDraw Pro.
Its Henry's Law constant is approximately 100 times that of monochloramine.
Blood in a syringe with a trapped air bubble will move toward equilibration with the air (Henry's law).
A New Year's themed video produced by the American Chemical Society, explained Henry's Law, which is a law of physics that states that the pressure of a gas above a solution is proportional to the concentration of the gas within the solution.
It works on the principle of "Henry's Law," which says - in simple terms - that the amount of a gas (in this case, oxygen) that will dissolve in a liquid (plasma, in hyperbarics) will increase if the gas is pressurized.