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 ConstantsInorganic speciesBromine (Br) → bromine (molecular)

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
7.2×10−3 4400 Sander et al. 2011 L
7.2×10−3 4400 Sander et al. 2006 L
1.8×10−2 3600 Dubik et al. 1987 M 59)
6.8×10−3 Hill et al. 1968 M
9.6×10−3 Jenkins and King 1965 M 9)
7.0×10−3 4100 Kelley and Tartar 1956 M
7.8×10−3 3800 Winkler 1906 M
7.9×10−3 3600 Winkler 1899 M
8.3×10−3 4100 Fogg and Sangster 2003 V
7.9×10−3 3900 Jenkins and King 1965 R
7.2×10−3 4000 Wagman et al. 1982 T
7.6×10−3 Bartlett and Margerum 1999 ? 7) 47)
7.5×10−3 4100 Dean 1992 ? 6)


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  • Dean, J. A.: Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, McGraw-Hill, Inc., 1992.
  • Dubik, N. A., Titova, G. M., and Loshakova, E. I.: Partition coefficients of bromine and bromine chloride between air and natural brines, Issled. v Obl. Poluch. Magniya, Ioda, Broma i ikh Soed., M., pp. 53-57, (in Russian, see also Chem. Abstr., 109, 213154j), 1987.
  • Fogg, P. and Sangster, J.: Chemicals in the Atmosphere: Solubility, Sources and Reactivity, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2003.
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  • Jenkins, J. and King, M. B.: Vapor-liquid equilibria for the system bromine/water at low bromine concentrations, Chem. Eng. Sci., 20, 921-922, doi:10.1016/0009-2509(65)80089-6, 1965.
  • Kelley, C. M. and Tartar, H. V.: On the system: bromine-water, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 78, 5752-5756, doi:10.1021/JA01603A010, 1956.
  • Sander, S. P., Friedl, R. R., Golden, D. M., Kurylo, M. J., Moortgat, G. K., Keller-Rudek, H., Wine, P. H., Ravishankara, A. R., Kolb, C. E., Molina, M. J., Finlayson-Pitts, B. J., Huie, R. E., and Orkin, V. L.: Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Atmospheric Studies, Evaluation Number 15, JPL Publication 06-2, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA,, 2006.
  • Sander, S. P., Abbatt, J., Barker, J. R., Burkholder, J. B., Friedl, R. R., Golden, D. M., Huie, R. E., Kolb, C. E., Kurylo, M. J., Moortgat, G. K., Orkin, V. L., and Wine, P. H.: Chemical Kinetics and Photochemical Data for Use in Atmospheric Studies, Evaluation No. 17, JPL Publication 10-6, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena,, 2011.
  • Wagman, D. D., Evans, W. H., Parker, V. B., Schumm, R. H., Halow, I., Bailey, S. M., Churney, K. L., and Nuttall, R. L.: The NBS tables of chemical thermodynamic properties; Selected values for inorganic and C1 and C2 organic substances in SI units, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 11, suppl. 2, 1982.
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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.


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.
9) Value at T = 293 K.
47) The value of ∆H° listed in Table 2 of Bartlett and Margerum (1999) is incorrect.
59) Dubik et al. (1987) measured the solubility in concentrated salt solutions (natural brines).

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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