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Properties of chemicals

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·       Dynamic Periodic Table

o   Periodic Table of Mendeleev

o   Elements

o   2010 revision of atomic weights

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·        Knovel handbooks and books  (Also available through the AIChE.)  Excellent on-line source of all sorts of information.  Searchable.  A few examples:

o   Lange's Handbook of Chemistry

o   DIPPR Project 801  Extensive database of rigorously evaluated pure component data on 1973 industrially important chemical compounds from the Design Institute for Physical Properties (2009).  Reference state is 1 bar, 298.15 K.   Density, viscosity, vapor pressure, heat capacity, heat of vaporization, surface tension, second virial coefficient, critical properties, acentric factor, hazard and safety properties -- many versus temperature.

o   DIPPR 882 - Transport Properties and Related Thermodynamic Data of Binary Mixtures

o   Knovel Solvents  Over 145 properties for over 1600 different solvents including general, physical, health, safety, environmental, thermodynamic, transport, etc.

o   Yaws’ Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties  Thermodynamic and transport properties versus temperature of 5000 organic chemical compounds, C1 to C70.  Tables are interactive, most with equations for easy calculation and plotting.

o   Handbook of Antoine Coefficients for Vapor Pressure Built-in equation plotter giving P or log(P) versus T with choice of units.

o   Handbook for Estimating Physicochemical Properties of Organic Compounds

o   Yaws' Handbook of Physical Properties for Hydrocarbons and Chemicals

o   Yaws' Transport Properties of Chemicals and Hydrocarbons Diffusion coefficients, thermal conductivities, viscosities of pure components and mixtures.  The diffusion coefficients of gases are for low pressure, and appear to be at either 1 atm or 1 bar (DP is constant for gases at low pressure).

o   Thermodynamic Properties of Cryogenic Fluids

o   Water-steam All properties, in tables, graphs, interactive tables, and calculator.

o   Chemistry of the Elements

o   Handbook of Inorganic Chemicals Chemical reactions of over 2000 of the most common industrial chemicals.

·       Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (CRC) Use * before chemical name or formula, e.g. *NaCl or *ClNa for NaCl.  See page 14-19 in the 87th edition for the composition of dry air at sea level, and changes versus height. 

·       Access Engineering (McGraw-Hill books, available free for AIChE members through their site)

o   Perry's Chemical Engineers’ Handbook, 8th edition

o   Marks’ Standard Handbook for Mechanical Engineers, 11th Edition

o   Properties of Gases and Liquids, Fifth Edition

·       Water science, structure and properties

·       DECHEMA databases Thermophysical properties and safety parameters of pure components & mixtures.  Search and then pay cost of particular data retrieved.  (Professor Taylor has most of the series in his laboratory.)

·       NIST data bases.

o   Chemistry WebBook (Antoine constants, heats of formation, etc.):

o   Thermophysical Properties of Fluid Systems

o   Solubilities

o   NIST Standard Reference Data (JPCRD) Monographs or Supplements  For example:

+      NIST- JANAF Thermochemical Tables, 4th ed (1998) 

+      Heat Capacity of Liquids (1996)

+      Thermodynamic and Transport Properties for Molten Salts; Correlated Equations for Critically Evaluated Density, Surface Tension, Electrical Conductance, and Viscosity Data (1988)

o   Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data Up to 4 years ago online.  Search using Edit / Find on This Page in Internet Explorer.  Following are only a few examples of review articles and monographs containing theory and data:

+      Heat Capacity of Liquids

+      Thermodynamic Quantities for the Ionization Reactions of Buffers

+      Gaseous Diffusion Coefficients

+      Heats of Combustion and Heats of Formation of Organic Compounds Containing the Elements C, H, N, O, P, and S

+      Thermal Conductivity of the Elements

+      Surface Tension of Pure Liquid Compounds

+      Osmotic Coefficients and Mean Activity Coefficients of Uni-univalent Electrolytes in Water at 25°C

+      JANAF Thermochemical Tables, 1974 Supplement Heat capacity, heat of formation, Gibbs energy of formation versus temperature:  1975 Supplement; 1978 Supplement; 1998 Supplement   etc.

·       Simulating Aqueous Processes Vapor/liquid/solid equilibria modeling, including redox chemistry.

·       Thermodynamic properties and reaction kinetics Aimed at combustion.

·       Journal of Physical and Chemical Reference Data: Ref 530.021 J86.  Up to 4 years ago online (see above under NIST).

·       JANAF Thermochemical Tables, Third Edition, American Chemical Society; J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data 14 Supplement 1 (1985) 1272.  Ref 530.021 J86. Not available online.  Includes an excellent source of high-temperature thermodynamic properties,

·       Thermophysical Properties of Matter: Ref 530.4 P985t

·       CRC Handbook of Thermophysical and Thermochemical Data: Ref 541.360212 L714c

·       Landolt-Bornstein Zahlenwerte und Functionen (Some of the older volumes are in German, but this is such a wonderful data source that it’s worth the hassle to use a German dictionary. Fortunately, the symbols and units are usually international, so the language barrier is minimal.) Ref R541/9 U58nt

·       Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals: Ref 547 H236

·       The Chemical Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds: Ref 547.1369 S934c

·       Thermophysical Properties of High Temperature Solid Materials: Ref 620.11217 P985t, and Ref 620.1129 A773h.

·       Handbook of Heats of Mixing: Ref 660.2842 C554

·       Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of Pure Chemicals: Ref 661.00212 D235p

·       ASM Handbook (materials properties): Ref 669.01 A512m

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Last updated April 3, 2015.   Comments and corrections should be sent to Professor William R. Wilcox


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