# Effect of water viscosity (increased due to NaCl concentration) on dissolution rate of CO2

We did an experiment involving different $\ce{NaCl}$ concentration(ranging, 1-4%) on 100 mL of water. Our aim of the experiment was to find the dissolution rate of $\ce{CO2}$in the brine solvent. We did some research and found that $\ce{NaCl}$ increases the viscosity of the solvent, which in-turn decreases the dissolution rate. We want to explain how the entire process works, in a microscopic level.

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