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Water and air

  1. Feb 21, 2007 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Does flowing water absorb and release air?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 22, 2007 #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: )
  4. Feb 22, 2007 #3
    Yes it does, and the more vigorous the flow, the higher the dissolved oxygen content, generally.
  5. Feb 22, 2007 #4
    so basically if you splash water or something like that the water can release some of its oxygen content into the air.
  6. Feb 22, 2007 #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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