Sulfur Dioxide in Water

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For this critical evaluation of the solubility of sulfur dioxide in water at around atmospheric pressure, we examined the literature from 1855 until the present. Surprisingly, the earliest work (1) (that of Schonfeld as reported by Bunsen in several papers) is very close to the best modern values - in the middle of the temperature range studied (273-313 K). These early results are within 2-4 per cent of the values to be recommended in this section.