Ostwald coefficient

Ostwald coefficient

[′äst‚vält ‚kō·ə‚fish·ənt]
(physical chemistry)
A measure of the solubility of a gas in a liquid, equal to the volume of gas that can be dissolved in a given volume of liquid divided by the volume of liquid.
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