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This substance has high water solubility, moderate vapor pressure, and low log Kow. The substance therefore has a low potential for adsorption to soil or sediments, and moderate potential to volatilize from water or soil to the atmosphere. If released to air (the most probable emission route), 2-nitropropane will remain primarily in the atmospheric compartment, with some deposition to surface water and soil. 2-Nitropropane is slowly reacted in the atmosphere, and therefore advection is the dominant process affecting atmospheric fate. If released directly to water, the substance will remain dissolved in water; 2-nitropropane may undergo limited biodegradation under some conditions. If released to soil, 2-nitropropane will be primarily dissolved in soil pore water (groundwater); 2-nitropropane may undergo limited biodegradation under some conditions.