Does the solubility of gases in water increase with increasing temperature?

1 Answer

The simple answer is NO!


Solubility generally increases with temperature, but we could add the proviso that this applies to solutes that were solids before dissolution. We note that as temperature increases the equilibrium,
#H_2O(l) rightleftharpoons H_2O(g)#
moves to the right. At water's boiling point what is the value of this equilibrium in atmospheres?