Solutions, Polar Solvents and Henry’s Law

When a solute is mixed with a solvent the resulting substance is called a solution. The more abundant ingredient in a solution is the solvent and the solute takes on its characteristics and phase when they are combined in a solution. The concentration of a solution is defined by how much of the solute is dissolved in the solvent.

This video elaborates on molarity, mass percentage, polarity of solvents and introduces Henry’s law, which states, the solubility of a gas in a liquid is directly proportional to the partial pressure of the gas above the liquid.

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