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 ConstantsHydrocarbons (C, H)Aliphatic alkenes and cycloalkenes → 1-pentene

CAS RN:109-67-1

Hscp d ln Hs cp / d (1/T) Reference Type Notes
[mol/(m3Pa)] [K]
2.5×10−5 Mackay and Shiu (1981) L
2.5×10−5 HSDB (2015) V
2.5×10−5 Mackay et al. (2006a) V
2.5×10−5 Mackay et al. (1993) V
2.5×10−5 Eastcott et al. (1988) V
1.8×10−5 Amoore and Buttery (1978) V
2.4×10−5 Hine and Mookerjee (1975) V
2.5×10−5 Hilal et al. (2008) Q
2.7×10−5 Nirmalakhandan and Speece (1988a) Q
2.5×10−5 Yaws and Yang (1992) ? 92)
2.4×10−5 Abraham et al. (1990) ?


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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.


92) Yaws and Yang (1992) give several references for the Henry's law constants but don't assign them to specific species.

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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