Gas Solubility of Electrolytes
It is well known that dissolved electrolytes influence the solubility of gases in aqueous solution. This is generally called the salting-out effect if the solubility of the gas is decreased relative to pure water as is most often the case.
Gas Solubility in Water
Gas solubility has been measured by a variety of means, for a wide variety of purposes. As a consequence of this, there exist at least ten expressions for the solubility of a gas in a liquid . This is problematic as it is not always simple to convert between units. The units that are most relevant to expressing the influence of electrolytes on gas solubility are the Bunsen Coefficient (α), the mole fraction (X2), and the Henry’s law constant (KH,).
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