# 5.2: Distribution and Solubility of Gases in Seawater

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The solubility of gases in seawater is a temperature dependent relationship, solubility is highest in cold water, and lowest in warm water. Henry's Law explains the relationship between the partial pressure of a gas and the solubility of the gas in water in this equation:

$[C] = k P_{gas}$

where

• $$[C]$$ is the solubility of the gas
• $$k$$ is Henry's Law Constant
• $$P_{gas}$$ is the partial pressure of the gas

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