Most organic contaminants are hydrophobic vola1lity

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Unformatted text preview: contaminant behaviour •  Solubility – organic compounds that exhibit polarity will be more readily dissolved in water •  Hydrophobicity – affinity of a compound for water (hydrophobic compounds do not readily move into an aqueous phase). Most organic contaminants are hydrophobic •  Vola1lity – tendency of a compound to move to a gaseous phase (high vapour pressure, vola(le; low vapour pressure, non- vola(le) Behaviour in soils •  Interac(ons with: •  Soil water •  Mineral surfaces •  Organic...
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