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 chlorine (Cl)Chlorocarbons (C, H, Cl)trans-chlordane

TRIVIAL NAME: β-chlordane; γ-chlordane
CAS RN:5103-74-2

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.7×10−1 Shen and Wania 2005 L 143)
1.5×10−1 Shen and Wania 2005 L 144)
3.4×10−2 3500 Jantunen and Bidleman 2006 M
6.3×10−2 7600 Cetin et al. 2006 M
7.4×10−3 Atlas et al. 1982 M 253)
Mackay et al. 2006d V 221)
3.6×10−3 7100 Paasivirta et al. 1999 T


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  • Jantunen, L. M. and Bidleman, T. F.: Henry's law constants for hexachlorobenzene, p,p'-DDE and components of technical chlordane and estimates of gas exchange for Lake Ontario, Chemosphere, 62, 1689-1696, doi:10.1016/J.CHEMOSPHERE.2005.06.035, 2006.
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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.


143) Literature-derived value.
144) Final adjusted value.
221) Mackay et al. (2006d) list a vapor pressure p, a solubility c, and a Henry's law constant calculated as p/c. However, the data are internally inconsistent and deviate by more than 10 %.
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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