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) → hydrogen sulfide

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Hcp d ln Hcp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
1.0×10−3 2100 Sander et al. 2011 L
1.0×10−3 2100 Sander et al. 2006 L
1.0×10−3 2000 Fernández-Prini et al. 2003 L 1)
1.0×10−3 2200 Carroll and Mather 1989 L
1.0×10−3 2000 Yoo et al. 1986 L
1.0×10−3 2100 Edwards et al. 1978 L
1.0×10−3 2100 Wilhelm et al. 1977 L
9.1×10−4 1700 Rinker and Sandall 2000 M
8.6×10−4 2100 De Bruyn et al. 1995b M
1.1×10−3 2300 Suleimenov and Krupp 1994 M
9.4×10−4 2300 Barrett et al. 1988 M
1.0×10−3 2100 Winkler 1906 M
9.6×10−4 2000 Iliuta and Larachi 2007 R
1.0×10−3 Hine and Weimar 1965 R
1.0×10−3 1900 Fogg and Young 1988 X 5)
1.0×10−3 2300 Dean 1992 ? 6)
Chapoy et al. 2005 W 74)


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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.


1) Vapor pressure data for water from Wagner and Pruss (1993) was needed to calculate H.
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.
74) The parameter fit for the temperature dependence is incorrect. A corrected version was later presented by Iliuta and Larachi (2007).

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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