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 of Henry's law

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

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British Dictionary definitions for henry's law

Henry's law

noun

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 for Henry's law

C19: named after William Henry (1774–1836), English chemist

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Medicine definitions for henry's law

Henry's law

[ hĕnrēz ]

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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