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Molecular Thermodynamics of Fluid-Phase Equilibria, Third Edition by Edmundo Gomes de Azevedo - Institute Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Rüdiger N. Lichtenthaler - University of Heidelberg, John M. Prausnitz - University of California, Berkeley

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Chapter 10 Solubilities of Gases in Liquids

Numerous examples in nature illustrate the ability of liquids to dissolve gases; indeed, human life would not be possible if blood could not dissolve oxygen, nor could marine life exist if oxygen did not dissolve in water. Gas mixtures can be separated by absorption because different gases dissolve in a liquid in different amounts and therefore, most gaseous mixtures can be separated by contact with a suitable solvent that dissolves one gaseous component more than another. Further, knowledge of gas solubilities in water is important for describing processes that control the environmental distribution and ultimate fate of contaminants such as halogenated hydrocarbons (e.g. freons).

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