Henry's Law Constants

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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 chlorine (Cl)Chlorocarbons (C, H, Cl) → hexachlorobenzene

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.9×10−2 6000 Shen and Wania 2005 L 143)
1.5×10−2 6400 Shen and Wania 2005 L 144)
3.3×10−2 McPhedran et al. 2013 M
7.6×10−3 Lee et al. 2012 M
3.0×10−2 6900 Jantunen and Bidleman 2006 M
4.2×10−2 Altschuh et al. 1999 M
3.8×10−5 570 Hansen et al. 1993 M 105)
2.0×10−2 5700 ten Hulscher et al. 1992 M
2.6 Hellmann 1987 M 31)
2.1×10−2 Oliver 1985 M
1.4×10−2 Atlas et al. 1983 M 126)
7.5×10−3 Atlas et al. 1982 M 253)
5.8×10−3 Warner et al. 1980 M
7.6×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b V
7.6×10−3 Shiu and Mackay 1997 V
7.7×10−3 Lide and Frederikse 1995 V
7.6×10−3 Mackay et al. 1992a V
7.1×10−3 Ballschmiter and Wittlinger 1991 V
1.1×10−2 Calamari et al. 1991 V 9)
1.4×10−1 Riederer 1990 V
2.5×10−2 McLachlan et al. 1990 V 147)
1.4×10−1 Suntio et al. 1988 V 9)
7.2×10−3 Bobra et al. 1985 V
1.6×10−2 Yoshida et al. 1983 V
2.0×10−1 Mackay and Shiu 1981 V
3.0×10−3 3700 Paasivirta et al. 1999 T
5.8×10−3 1600 Goldstein 1982 X 116)
1.0×10−2 Hilal et al. 2008 C
1.5×10−2 Suntio et al. 1988 C 9)
5.8×10−3 Ryan et al. 1988 C
5.8×10−3 Shen 1982 C
1.1×10−2 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 108)
6.1×10−3 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 109)
1.6×10−2 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 110)
1.0×10−2 Zhang et al. 2010 Q 107) 111)
2.0×10−2 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
6400 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
6.5×10−3 Delgado and Alderete 2002 Q
1.6×10−2 Myrdal and Yalkowsky 1994 Q
8.6×10−3 Nirmalakhandan and Speece 1988a Q
7200 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
2.4×10−5 Yaws and Yang 1992 ? 92)


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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.


9) Value at T = 293 K.
31) Value at T = 295 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).
107) Data taken from the supplement.
108) Calculated using the EPI Suite (v4.0) method.
109) Calculated using the SPARC (v4.2) method.
110) Calculated using the COSMOtherm (v2.1) method.
111) Calculated using the ABSOLV (ADMEBoxes v4.1) method.
116) Value given here as quoted by Staudinger and Roberts (1996).
126) Value at T = 296 K.
143) Literature-derived value.
144) Final adjusted value.
147) Value at T = 283 K.
253) As explained by Miller and Stuart (2003), the measurements were performed at 296 K.

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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