Problem: Argon makes up 0.93% by volume of air. Calculate its solubility (mol/L) in water at 20°C and 1.0 atm. The Henry’s law constant for Ar under these conditions is 1.5×10–3 mol/L·atm.

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We’re being asked to determine the solubility of Ar in water. Recall that the solubility of a gas is given by Henry’s law:



where Sgas = solubility of the gas (in mol/L or M), kH = Henry’s law constant for the gas, Pgas = partial pressure of the gas.


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Argon makes up 0.93% by volume of air. Calculate its solubility (mol/L) in water at 20°C and 1.0 atm. The Henry’s law constant for Ar under these conditions is 1.5×10–3 mol/L·atm.

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