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 nitrogen (N)Amines (C, H, N) → aminobenzene

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
5.2 Altschuh et al. 1999 M
1.2 Heal et al. 1995 M 147)
5.0 Jayasinghe et al. 1992 M
1.1 Dallos et al. 1983 M 220)
4.6 6500 Bernauer et al. 2006 V
6.0 Mackay et al. 2006d V
6.0 Schüürmann 2000 V
7.1×10−5 Lide and Frederikse 1995 V
6.0 Mackay et al. 1995 V
5.5 Hwang et al. 1992 V
3.4 Yoshida et al. 1983 V
7.1×10−5 Howard 1989 X 142)
8.2×10−2 Howard 1989 X 164)
5.1 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
6200 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
8.2×10−2 Mackay et al. 2006d ?
7100 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
4.3 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.


142) Value given here as quoted by Haynes (2014).
147) Value at T = 283 K.
164) Value given here as quoted by Mackay et al. (1995).
220) Value at T = 323 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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