Articles | Volume 17, issue 12
Research article
22 Jun 2017
Research article |  | 22 Jun 2017

Uncertain Henry's law constants compromise equilibrium partitioning calculations of atmospheric oxidation products

Chen Wang, Tiange Yuan, Stephen A. Wood, Kai-Uwe Goss, Jingyi Li, Qi Ying, and Frank Wania


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ED: Publish as is (19 May 2017) by Annmarie Carlton
Short summary
Three property prediction methods are used to predict equilibrium partitioning coefficients for a set of 3414 compounds implicated in secondary organic aerosol formation. Partitioning from the gas phase to water is found to be much more uncertain than estimates of partitioning into the organic matter of aerosol. This uncertainty matters, as phase distribution is very different depending on which prediction method is applied.
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