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 ConstantsOrganic species with bromine (Br)Bromocarbons (C, H, O, N, Br) → bromobenzene

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
5.0×10−3 4200 Fogg and Sangster 2003 L
4.8×10−3 Mackay and Shiu 1981 L
6.0×10−3 4300 Hiatt 2013 M
3.9×10−3 2900 Lau et al. 2010 M 89)
5.0×10−3 de Wolf and Lieder 1998 M 31)
4.0×10−3 Shiu and Mackay 1997 M
6.1×10−3 Hovorka and Dohnal 1997 M 9)
4.9×10−3 4200 Kondoh and Nakajima 1997 M
5.3×10−3 5300 Hansen et al. 1993 M 105)
4.4×10−3 Li and Carr 1993 M
4.0×10−3 Mackay and Shiu 1981 M
4.7×10−3 Shiu and Mackay 1997 V
4.7×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 V
5.0×10−3 Hwang et al. 1992 V
4.7×10−3 Hine and Mookerjee 1975 V
4.7×10−3 HSDB 2015 C
4.0×10−3 Schüürmann 2000 C 7)
5.2×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
4800 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
7.3×10−3 Nirmalakhandan and Speece 1988a Q
4300 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
4.7×10−3 Yaws and Yang 1992 ? 92)
4.7×10−3 Abraham et al. 1990 ?


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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.


7) Several references are given in the list of Henry's law constants but not assigned to specific species.
9) Value at T = 293 K.
31) Value at T = 295 K.
89) Measured at high temperature and extrapolated to T = 298.15 K.
92) Yaws and Yang (1992) give several references for the Henry's law constants but don't assign them to specific species.
105) The same data were also published in Hansen et al. (1995).

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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