Henry's Law Constants

Rolf Sander

Atmospheric Chemistry Division

Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry
Mainz, Germany


Henry's Law Constants




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When referring to the compilation of Henry's Law Constants, please cite this publication:

R. Sander: Compilation of Henry's law constants (version 4.0) for water as solvent, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 15, 4399-4981 (2015), doi:10.5194/acp-15-4399-2015

Henry's Law ConstantsHydrocarbons (C, H)Mononuclear aromatics → ethenylbenzene

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
2.7×10−3 Kim and Kim 2014 M
4.4×10−3 4600 Hiatt 2013 M
3.4×10−3 Dohnal and Hovorka 1999 M
3.8×10−3 4100 Kondoh and Nakajima 1997 M
2.9×10−3 4800 Bissonette et al. 1990 M
1.8×10−3 Sato and Nakajima 1979a M 19)
3.6×10−3 Lide and Frederikse 1995 V
3.3×10−3 Abraham et al. 1994a V
3.3×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 V
3.8×10−3 4200 Goldstein 1982 X 116)
3.8×10−3 3800 Fogg and Sangster 2003 C
3.2×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
4800 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
3.7×10−3 Nirmalakhandan et al. 1997 Q
3700 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
3.7×10−3 Yaws and Yang 1992 ? 92)
Shiu and Ma 2000 W 140)


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Table entries are sorted according to reliability of the data, listing the most reliable type first: L) literature review, M) measured, V) VP/AS = vapor pressure/aqueous solubility, R) recalculation, T) thermodynamical calculation, X) original paper not available, C) citation, Q) QSPR, E) estimate, ?) unknown, W) wrong. See Section 3.1 of Sander (2015) for further details.


19) Value at T = 310 K.
92) Yaws and Yang (1992) give several references for the Henry's law constants but don't assign them to specific species.
116) Value given here as quoted by Staudinger and Roberts (1996).
140) Because of discrepancies between the values shown in Tables 4 and 5 of Shiu and Ma (2000), the data are not used here.

The numbers of the notes are the same as in Sander (2015). References cited in the notes can be found here.

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