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Henry's law

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noun Thermodynamics.
  1. 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 of Henry's law

1885–90; named after William Henry (1774–1836), English chemist who devised it
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Henry's law

  1. 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

Word Origin

C19: named after William Henry (1774–1836), English chemist
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henry's law in Medicine

Henry's law

  1. 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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