2. Physical Chemical Parameters

  1. Ian J. Tinsley

Published Online: 2 JUN 2004

DOI: 10.1002/047166717X.ch2

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior

How to Cite

Tinsley, I. J. (2004) Physical Chemical Parameters, in Chemical Concepts in Pollutant Behavior, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/047166717X.ch2

Author Information

  1. Oregon State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 JUN 2004
  2. Published Print: 1 JUN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471095255

Online ISBN: 9780471667179



  • vapor pressure;
  • aqueous solubility;
  • Henry' law constant;
  • octanol/water partition coefficient;
  • acid base pKa;
  • databases


The potential for an organic compound to distribute between environmental compartments is determined by it physical chemical properties. Some theoretical treatment of these properties is provided along with information on how they are determined, and criteria for evaluating the reliability of values cited. Literature and electronic sources for these parameters are compiled.