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 bromine (Br)Bromocarbons (C, H, O, N, Br) → dibromomethane

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
3.1×10−2 Mackay and Shiu 1981 L
1.2×10−2 5000 Hiatt 2013 M
1.4×10−2 Dohnal and Hovorka 1999 M 9)
1.5×10−2 Hovorka and Dohnal 1997 M 9)
1.2×10−2 4900 Kondoh and Nakajima 1997 M
9.2×10−3 4700 Moore et al. 1995 M 127)
1.1×10−2 3900 Wright et al. 1992 M
1.1×10−2 4100 Tse et al. 1992 M
1.1×10−2 4400 Rex 1906 M
1.1×10−2 Mackay et al. 2006b V
1.3×10−2 4200 Fogg and Sangster 2003 V
7.1×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 V
1.1×10−2 Hine and Mookerjee 1975 V
3.8×10−2 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
4500 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
9.5×10−3 Nirmalakhandan and Speece 1988a Q
1.2×10−2 Mackay et al. 2006b ?
4300 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
1.1×10−2 Yaws 1999 ?
1.2×10−2 Mackay et al. 1993 ?
1.1×10−2 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.
127) Solubility in sea water.

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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