Chemistry - solubility, not "Methode Champenoise"
posted by Alex on .
Is CO2 soluble in ethanol? I know that CO2 is nonpolar, so that means it's soluble in nonpolar solvents, but CO2 is soluble in H2O. H2O is polar. Also, if CO2 were obeying Henry's Law, would it be soluble in ethanol at a high pressure?
I would think CO2 would be soluble, even if only a small amount, in ethanol and especially at high pressure. One reason for the solubility in H2O may be that it forms H2CO3 (but in small amounts)