Henry's law

noun
(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
Topics: ↑chemistry, ↑chemical science
Hypernyms: ↑law, ↑law of nature

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  • Henry's law — may sometimes refer to Lenz s Law In chemistry, Henry s law is one of the gas laws, formulated by William Henry. It states that:: At a constant temperature, the amount of a given gas dissolved in a given type and volume of liquid is directly… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry's law — Thermodynam. 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. Cf …   Universalium

  • Henry's law — Hen·ry s law (henґrēz) [William Henry, English chemist, 1774–1836] see under law …   Medical dictionary

  • Henry's law — noun Chemistry a law stating that the mass of a dissolved gas in a given volume of solvent at equilibrium is proportional to the partial pressure of the gas. Origin C19: named after the English chemist William Henry …   English new terms dictionary

  • Henry's law — /hɛnriz ˈlɔ/ (say henreez law) noun the principle that the mass of a gas dissolved by a given volume of liquid at constant temperature is directly proportional to the partial pressure of the gas. {named after William Henry, 1774–1836, English… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Henry's law — the solubility of a gas in a liquid solution at constant temperature is proportional to the partial pressure of the gas above the solution …   Medical dictionary

  • Henry — is an English male given name and a surname, derived from Heinrich of Germanic origin. Equivalents in other languages are Henrik (Scandinavian), Eanruig (Scots Gaelic), Enrico (Italian), Henri (French), Enrique (Spanish), Henrik (Hungarian),… …   Wikipedia

  • Henry , William — (1774–1836) British physician and chemist Henry s father, Thomas Henry, was a manufacturing chemist in Manchester and an analytical chemist of some repute. Initially qualifying as a physician from Edinburgh University, Henry practiced for five… …   Scientists

  • law of nature — noun a generalization that describes recurring facts or events in nature (Freq. 3) the laws of thermodynamics • Syn: ↑law • Hypernyms: ↑concept, ↑conception, ↑construct • …   Useful english dictionary

  • Henry, William — ▪ British chemist born Dec. 12, 1775, Manchester died Sept. 2, 1836, Pendlebury, Lancashire, Eng.  English physician and chemist who in 1803 proposed what is now called Henry s law, which states that the amount of a gas absorbed by a liquid is in …   Universalium

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