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)Bromine, chlorine and fluorine (C, H, N, O, F, Cl, Br) → bromodichloromethane

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
4.0×10−3 5200 Sander et al. 2011 L
4.0×10−3 5200 Sander et al. 2006 L
4.8×10−3 3700 Fogg and Sangster 2003 L
4.0×10−3 5200 Staudinger and Roberts 2001 L
4.0×10−3 5200 Staudinger and Roberts 1996 L
5.2×10−3 4700 Hiatt 2013 M
2.9×10−3 Zhang et al. 2002 M 19)
5.4×10−3 4400 Kondoh and Nakajima 1997 M
3.9×10−3 4900 Moore et al. 1995 M 127)
4.8×10−3 4200 Tse et al. 1992 M
4.7×10−3 5200 Nicholson et al. 1984 M
3.5×10−3 5200 Ervin et al. 1980 M
4.7×10−3 Warner et al. 1980 M
4.1×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b V
4.1×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 V
4.6×10−3 1200 Goldstein 1982 X 116)
7.7×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 C
4.3×10−3 Nicholson et al. 1984 C
4.7×10−3 Nicholson et al. 1984 C 9)
4.7×10−3 Shen 1982 C
3.9×10−3 Hilal et al. 2008 Q
4100 Kühne et al. 2005 Q
6.2×10−3 Mackay et al. 2006b ?
3800 Kühne et al. 2005 ?
6.2×10−3 Mackay et al. 1993 ?


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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.
19) Value at T = 310 K.
116) Value given here as quoted by Staudinger and Roberts (1996).
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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