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 chlorine (Cl)Chlorocarbons (C, H, Cl) → 1,2,3,4-tetrachlorobenzene

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Hscp d ln Hs cp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
3.5×10−3 Ryu and Park (1999) M
1.3×10−2 4800 ten Hulscher et al. (1992) M
5.7×10−2 Hellmann (1987) M 31)
1.4×10−2 Oliver (1985) M
9.0×10−3 Mackay et al. (2006b) V
6.9×10−3 Shiu and Mackay (1997) V
6.9×10−3 Mackay et al. (1992a) V
5.8×10−3 McLachlan et al. (1990) V 147)
6.9×10−3 Bobra et al. (1985) V
3.8×10−3 Mackay and Shiu (1981) V
6.1×10−3 Zhang et al. (2010) Q 107) 108)
7.7×10−3 Zhang et al. (2010) Q 107) 109)
2.1×10−2 Zhang et al. (2010) Q 107) 110)
4.6×10−3 Zhang et al. (2010) Q 107) 111)
8.6×10−3 Hilal et al. (2008) Q
5200 Kühne et al. (2005) Q
1.1×10−2 Delgado and Alderete (2002) Q
5.7×10−3 Myrdal and Yalkowsky (1994) Q
6.1×10−3 Meylan and Howard (1991) Q
4500 Kühne et al. (2005) ?


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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.


31) Value at T = 295 K.
107) Data taken from the supplement.
108) Calculated using the EPI Suite (v4.0) method.
109) Calculated using the SPARC (v4.2) method.
110) Calculated using the COSMOtherm (v2.1) method.
111) Calculated using the ABSOLV (ADMEBoxes v4.1) method.
147) Value at T = 283 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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