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 ConstantsInorganic speciesSulfur (S) → sulfur hexafluoride

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
2.4×10−6 3100 Warneck and Williams 2012 L
2.5×10−6 2100 Fernández-Prini et al. 2003 L 1)
2.4×10−6 2400 Wilhelm et al. 1977 L
2.4×10−6 2900 Bullister et al. 2002 M
1.4×10−6 Guitart et al. 1989 M 19)
2.4×10−6 Park et al. 1982 M
2.6×10−6 2400 Ashton et al. 1968 M
2.2×10−6 Giardino et al. 1988 V
3200 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
2800 Kühne et al. 2005 ?


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  • Bullister, J. L., Wisegarvera, D. P., and Menziab, F. A.: The solubility of sulfur hexafluoride in water and seawater, Deep-Sea Res. I, 49, 175-187, doi:10.1016/S0967-0637(01)00051-6, 2002.
  • Fernández-Prini, R., Alvarez, J. L., and Harvey, A. H.: Henry's constants and vapor-liquid distribution constants for gaseous solutes in H2O and D2O at high temperatures, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 32, 903-916, doi:10.1063/1.1564818, 2003.
  • Giardino, N. J., Andelman, J. B., Borrazzo, J. E., and Davidson, C. I.: Sulfur hexafluoride as a surrogate for volatilization of organics from indoor water uses, J. Air Pollut. Control Assoc., 38, 278-279, doi:10.1080/08940630.1988.10466379, 1988.
  • Guitart, R., Puigdemont, F., and Arboix, M.: Rapid headspace gas chromatographic method for the determination of liquid/gas partition coefficients, J. Chromatogr., 491, 271-280, doi:10.1016/S0378-4347(00)82845-5, 1989.
  • Kühne, R., Ebert, R.-U., and Schüürmann, G.: Prediction of the temperature dependency of Henry's law constant from chemical structure, Environ. Sci. Technol., 39, 6705-6711, doi:10.1021/ES050527H, 2005.
  • Park, T., Rettich, T. R., Battino, R., Peterson, D., and Wilhelm, E.: Solubility of gases in liquids. 14. Bunsen coefficients for several fluorine-containing gases (Freons) dissolved in water at 298.15 K, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 27, 324-326, doi:10.1021/JE00029A027, 1982.
  • Warneck, P. and Williams, J.: The Atmospheric Chemist's Companion: Numerical Data for Use in the Atmospheric Sciences, Springer Verlag, doi:10.1007/978-94-007-2275-0, 2012.
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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.


1) Vapor pressure data for water from Wagner and Pruss (1993) was needed to calculate H.
19) Value at T = 310 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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