Henry's Law Constants

Rolf Sander

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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 ConstantsInorganic speciesSulfur (S) → sulfur dioxide

CAS RN:7446-09-5

Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.3×10−2 2900 Sander et al. 2011 L
1.3×10−2 2900 Sander et al. 2006 L
1.2×10−2 3100 Yoo et al. 1986 L
1.2×10−2 3200 Maahs 1982 L
1.2×10−2 3000 Edwards et al. 1978 L
1.4×10−2 2800 Wilhelm et al. 1977 L
4.0×10−1 St-Pierre et al. 2014 M 75)
1.2×10−2 3100 Johnstone and Leppla 1934 M
1.1×10−2 1400 Terraglio and Manganelli 1967 V
1.2×10−2 3100 Chameides 1984 T
1.3×10−2 2900 Young 1983 X 5)
1.2×10−2 3100 Pandis and Seinfeld 1989 C
1.5×10−2 2900 Dean 1992 ? 6)
1.2×10−2 3100 Seinfeld 1986 ? 7)
1.2×10−2 3100 Hoffmann and Jacob 1984 ? 7)


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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.


5) Value given here as quoted by Lide and Frederikse (1995).
6) Only the tabulated data between T = 273 K and T = 303 K from Dean (1992) were used to derive H and its temperature dependence. Above T = 303 K, the tabulated data could not be parameterized very well. The partial pressure of water vapor (needed to convert some Henry's law constants) was calculated using the formula given by Sander et al. (1995). The quantities A and α from Dean (1992) were assumed to be identical.
7) Several references are given in the list of Henry's law constants but not assigned to specific species.
75) Value at T = 353 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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