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) → chloromethane

TRIVIAL NAME: methyl chloride
CAS RN:74-87-3

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.3×10−3 3300 Sander et al. 2011 L 246)
1.1×10−3 3300 Warneck 2007 L
1.3×10−3 3300 Sander et al. 2006 L 247)
1.1×10−3 3300 Staudinger and Roberts 2001 L
1.1×10−3 Mackay and Shiu 1981 L
1.0×10−3 2800 Wilhelm et al. 1977 L
7.9×10−4 2400 Hiatt 2013 M
9.1×10−4 2000 Chen et al. 2012 M
8.8×10−4 3200 Moore 2000 M 127)
9.3×10−4 3300 Moore et al. 1995 M 127)
8.8×10−4 2800 Reichl 1995 M
1.1×10−3 3000 Elliott and Rowland 1993 M
1.2×10−3 4200 Gossett 1987 M
1.4×10−3 Pearson and McConnell 1975 M 9) 248)
1.1×10−3 2600 Swain and Thornton 1962 M
9.9×10−4 2500 Boggs and Buck 1958 M
1.0×10−3 2900 Glew and Moelwyn-Hughes 1953 M
1.0×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b V
4.2×10−4 Lide and Frederikse 1995 V
1.0×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 V
1.1×10−3 Dilling 1977 V 249)
1.2×10−3 Dilling 1977 V 9)
9.9×10−4 Hine and Mookerjee 1975 V
2.9×10−4 -630 Goldstein 1982 X 116)
2.5×10−5 Ryan et al. 1988 C
1.0×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
2600 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
3.9×10−4 Nirmalakhandan and Speece 1988a Q
8.6×10−4 Irmann 1965 Q
1.1×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b ?
2700 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
1.2×10−3 Yaws 1999 ?
1.2×10−3 Yaws and Yang 1992 ? 92)
1.0×10−3 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.


9) Value at T = 293 K.
92) Yaws and Yang (1992) give several references for the Henry's law constants but don't assign them to specific species.
116) Value given here as quoted by Staudinger and Roberts (1996).
127) Solubility in sea water.
246) The H298 and A,B data listed in Table 5.4 of Sander et al. (2011) are inconsistent, with 9 % difference.
247) The H298 and A,B data listed in Table 5.4 of Sander et al. (2006) are inconsistent, with 9 % difference.
248) The same data were also published in McConnell et al. (1975).
249) Values at different temperatures are from different sources. Thus a temperature dependence was not calculated.

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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