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A Physical Concept of Soil-Water Equilibria for Nonionic Organic Compounds

Science  16 Nov 1979:
Vol. 206, Issue 4420, pp. 831-832
DOI: 10.1126/science.206.4420.831

Abstract

Soil-water equilibrium data suggest that the transfer of nonionic chemicals from water to soil may be described in terms of a hypothesis of solute partitioning in the soil organic matter. This concept allows estimation of soil-water distribution coefficients either from solvent-water partition coefficients or aqueous solubilities.

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