The Solubility of Gases in a Liquid


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1. How does a decrease in pressure affect the solubility of gases in a liquid?

2. How does an increase in temperature affect the solubility of gases?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Discover what you know about the solubility of gases in liquid with this worksheet and attached quiz. You'll need to understand topics like what a solute is and how a decrease in pressure affects the solubility of gases in a liquid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of these assessment tools to:

  • Recognize how increases in temperature can affect the solubility of gases
  • Interpret why scuba divers use Helium and oxygen instead of normal air in scuba tanks
  • Give a main cause of acidification in the ocean

Skills Practiced

The following study skills will be practiced:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of the causes of acidification and how it is connected to our oceans
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about solutes in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how changes in temperature and pressure affect the solubility of gases

Additional Learning

Find out more about the solubility of gases in liquid with this lesson called The Solubility of Gases in a Liquid. The lesson will cover the following:

  • Analyze the solubility of gases
  • Understand what solubility is
  • Define solvent
  • Compare and contrast solubility with saturation
  • Determine the different effects of pressure on the solubility of gases and liquids