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10 Jun 2015
Research article | 10 Jun 2015

Connecting the solubility and CCN activation of complex organic aerosols: a theoretical study using solubility distributions

I. Riipinen et al.

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Atmospheric organic aerosol is complex and thus a challenge to model. We introduce a theoretical framework (solubility distributions) to represent the solubility of multicomponent mixtures. Using the framework, we evaluate the commonly made assumptions about the cloud condensation nucleus (CCN) activity of organic mixtures. We find that material with water solubilities larger than 0.1-100 g/L can usually be treated as completely soluble, which simplifies the treatment of organic CCN.
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