What is the effect of temperature on the solubility of CO_2 in water?

1 Answer

The solubility of carbon dioxide goes down as water temperature goes up!

Explanation:

The higher temperature of the liquid means that all the particles (liquid solvent and gas solute) have more kinetic energy. The greater kinetic energy means that gas particles are more likely to break away from bonds they make with the particles of liquid. This makes the gases fly out of the liquid (and the container). The higher the temp, the faster the gases fly out!

Check out this video of a demonstration comparing the solubility of $C {O}_{2}$ in cold, medium temp and warm bottles of seltzer water.

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