Does Flowing Water Trap and Release Air?

  • #1

Homework Statement

Does flowing water absorb and release air?

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The Attempt at a Solution

  • #2
if some subtance A absorbs another substance B, what would happen to the volume of substance A.

take a glass of water and stir it. WHat happens to the volume of water in the glass?

(Assuming you didnt spill any water out of the glass:tongue: )
  • #3
Yes it does, and the more vigorous the flow, the higher the dissolved oxygen content, generally.
  • #4
so basically if you splash water or something like that the water can release some of its oxygen content into the air.
  • #5
Usually its more the other direction, oxygen gets entrapped--look at the gradients to understand why, while H2S and some other undesireable gasses are released.

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