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This resource will help connect you to the books (print and online) that contain facts about chemical or physical properties of matter or substances. The characteristics are listed alphabetically, with the books that include information about this characteristic noted below.

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Note: some of the books are available online; for others, you will need to look at the print copy in the Library -- follow the link for call number and location information.

Property compilations

A - F

A

Activation energies

  • CRC handbook of bimolecular & termolecular gas reactions. [print]
  • Handbook of antioxidants : bond dissociation energies, rate constants, activation energies, and enthalpies of reactions [print]
  • Polymer handbook. 4th ed [print]

Activity coefficients

  • Activity coefficients at infinite dilution, in Physical and chemical equilibrium for chemical engineers. [print]
  • Activity coefficients in electrolyte solutions. [print]
  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]
  • Handbook of biochemistry and molecular biology [print or online]
  • Theoretical mean activity coefficients of strong electrolytes in aqueous solutions from 0 to 100 C [print]

Adsorption and adsorption coefficients

Antoine coefficients and constants

  • CRC materials science and engineering handbook. [print or online]
  • Handbook of the thermodynamics of organic compounds [print]

B

Bioconcentration factor aka bioaccumulation

  • Agrochemicals desk reference: environmental data [print]
  • Groundwater chemicals desk reference. 4th ed [print]
  • Handbook of environmental data on organic chemicals.  2nd ed. [print]
  • Handbook of physical-chemical properties and environmental fate for organic chemicals (revised from the Illustrated edition) [print]

Bond energies

  • Bond dissociation energies in simple molecules [print]
  • CRC materials science and engineering handbook. [print or online]
  • Handbook of antioxidants: bond dissociation energies, rate constants, activation energies, and enthalpies of reaction. 2nd ed. [print]
  • Reaxys
  • WebElements

Bond lengths/ bond angles

C

Compressibility

  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]

Conversion factors

Corrosion

  • Corrosion guide [print]
  • CRC materials science and engineering handbook. [print or online]
  • Metals handbook desk edition 2nd ed [print]

Critical properties

  • Dean's analytical chemistry handbook [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • Metals handbook desk edition 2nd ed [print]
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook. 8th ed [print]

Crystal structure and space groups

D

Dielectric constant

Diffraction Data

Diffusion (molecular)

  • Groundwater chemicals desk reference. 4th ed [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]

Dipole moment

E

Electrical conductivity (see also: thermal conductivity)

  • Electrochemical data [print]
  • Electrolytic conductance and the conductances of the halogen acids in water NSRDS-NBS no. 33 [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology [print or online]
  • Knovel critical tables

Electrical resistivity

  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]
  • Electrochemical data [print]
  • Smithells metals reference book. 8th ed. [print]

Electron affinity

Electron configuration

  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]

Enthalpy (see also: heat of formation)

  • Handbook of antioxidants: bond dissociation energies, rate constants, activation energies, and enthalpies [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • International thermodynamic tables of the fluid state [print]
  • NIST-JANAF thermochemical tables [print or online]

Entropy

  • Heat capacities and entropies of organic compounds in the condensed phase [print]
  • Handbook of physical-chemical properties and environmental fate for organic chemicals (revised from the Illustrated edition) [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology [print or online]
  • International thermodynamic tables of the fluid state [print]

Environmental fate

Equilibrium constants

  • Agrochemicals desk reference [print or online]
  • Atlas of metal-ligand equilibria in aqueous solution [print]
  • Critical stability constants. v.1-6 [print]
  • Data for biochemical research [print]
  • Dean's Analytical chemistry handbook [print]
  • Dissociation constants of organic bases in aqueous solution [print]
  • Handbook of biochemistry and molecular biology [print or online]
  • Handbook of proton ionization heats and related thermodynamic quantities [print]
  • Ionisation constants of organic acids in aqueous solution [print]
  • Reaxys
  • Stability constants of metal-ion complexes. 2d ed [print]

Expansion coefficient (see also: thermal expansion)

  • Polymer Handbook 4th ed. [print]

Explosive properties (see also: flammability, flash point)

  • Bretherick's handbook of reactive chemical hazards [print]
  • Hazards in the chemical laboratory. [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]

Exposure limits

F

Flammability (see also: flash point)

  • Bretherick's handbook of reactive chemical hazards [print]
  • Comprehensive guide to the hazardous properties of chemical substances [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • Sax's dangerous properties of industrial materials. 10th ed [print]
  • TOXNET

Flash point (see also: explosive properties, flammability)

  • Hazardous laboratory chemicals disposal guide. 3rd ed.  [print or online]

G-K

G

Gibbs free energy (aka free energy, free enthalpy, Gibbs function)

  • International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology [print or online]
  • NIST-JANAF thermochemical tables [print or online]

H

Half life (see also: environmental fate)

Hazard ratings, code and reactions (see also: NFPA chemical hazard labeling)

Heat capacity (see also: specific heat)

  • Handbook of metal ligand heats and related thermodynamics quantities. 3rd ed. [print]
  • Heat capacities and entropies of organic compounds in the condensed phase [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • International thermodynamic tables of the fluid state [print]
  • MatWeb
  • NIST/TRC web thermo tables
  • NIST-JANAF thermochemical tables [print or online]
  • Physical and thermodynamic properties of aliphatic alcohols [print]
  • Physical properties of hydrocarbons, v.1-4. 2nd ed. [print]
  • SOLV-DB
  • Thermal properties of aqueous uni-univalent electrolytes [print]

Heat of formation (see also: enthalpy)

  • Evaluated kinetic data for high temperature reactions, v.1-3. [print]
  • Handbook of proton ionization heats and related thermodynamic quantities [print]
  • Ionization potentials, appearance potentials, and heats of formation of gaseous positive ions NSRDS-NBS, no. 26 [print]
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook. 8th ed [print]

Heat of fusion

Heat of ionization

  • Handbook of proton ionization heats and related thermodynamic quantities [print]

Heat of mixing

  • Polymer handbook. 4th ed [print]

Heat of reaction

Heat of solution

  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]

Henry's law constants

  • Agrochemicals desk reference [print or online]
  • Groundwater chemicals desk reference. 4rd ed [print]
  • Handbook of environmental data on organic chemicals. 2th ed. [print]
  • Illustrated handbook of physical-chemical properties and environmental fate for organic chemicals [print]
  • Ionic liquids database (ILThermo)

I

Internuclear distance

  • Tables of interatomic distances and configuration in molecules and ions [print]

Ionization energy

Isoelectric point

  • Biology data book. 2nd ed. [print]

J

K

Kinetic data

  • Chemical kinetics database
  • Compilation of rate constants for the reactions of metal ions in unusual valency states. NSRDS-NBS, no. 62 [print or online]
  • CRC handbook of bimolecular & termolecular gas reactions. [print]
  • Evaluated kinetic data
  • Evaluated kinetic data for high temperature reactions, v.1-4 [print]
  • Evaluated kinetic data on gas phase addition reactions [print]
  • Gas phase reaction kinetics of neutral oxygen species. NSRDS-NBS, no. 20 [print or online]
  • Handbook of antioxidants : bond dissociation energies, rate constants, activation energies, and enthalpies of reactions [print]
  • Kinetic data on gas phase unimolecular reactions NSRDS-NBS, no. 21 [print or online]
  • Liquid-phase reaction rate constants [print]
  • NDRL/NIST Solution Kinetics Database on the Web NIST Standard Reference Database 40
  • Polymer handbook 4th ed. [print]
  • Radical Reaction Rates in liquids Landolt-Bornstein numerical data and functional relationships in science New series.Gr. 2 Bd. 13 [print]
  • Rate coefficients for ion-molecule reactions: organic ions other than those containing only C and H NSRDS-NSB, no. 64 [print or online]
  • Rate constants for reactions of aliphatic carbon-centered radicals in aqueous solution NSRDS-NBS, no. 70 [print or online]
  • Rate constants for reactions of inorganic radicals in aqueous solution. NSRDS-NBS, no. 65 [print or online]
  • Reactivity of the hydroxyl radical in aqueous solutions NSRDS-NBS, no. 46 [online]

L-P

L

M

N

O

Octanol/water partition coefficient (aka: LogP)

  • Agrochemicals desk reference [print or online]
  • Groundwater chemicals desk reference. 4rd ed [print]
  • Handbook of environmental data on organic chemicals.  2th ed. [print]
  • Handbook of physical-chemical properties and environmental fate for organic chemicals (revised from the Illustrated edition) [print]
  • SOLV-DB

Optical rotation

  • Data for biochemical research [print]
  • Handbook of optical constants of solids [print]
  • Tables of resolving agents and optical resolutions [print]

Oxidation states

Oxidation-reduction potentials (aka: electrode potentials, redox potentials)

P

Partition coefficients

Phase diagrams

Physical properties general: Boiling point, freezing point, melting point, density, refractive index, specific gravity

  • Densities of aqueous solutions of inorganic substances [print]
  • Dictionary of substances and their effects [print]
  • CRC handbook of data on organic compounds [print]
  • Handbook of environmental data on organic chemicals [print]
  • Nonaqueous electrolytes handbook [print]
  • Reaxys

Proton affinity

Q-U

Q

R

Radii (aka: atomic radii)

Refractive index (see also: physical properties general)

  • CRC materials science and engineering handbook.  [print or online]
  • Handbook of optical constants of solids [print]
  • International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology [print or online]
  • Polymer handbook 4th ed. [print]

S

Solubility (see also: Physical properties general)

Specific deat (see also: heat capacity)

  • Biology data book. 2nd ed. [print]
  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]
  • CRC materials science and engineering handbook. [print or online]
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook. 8th ed [print]
  • Thermal properties of aqueous uni-univalent electrolytes [print]
  • Thermophysical properties of high temperature solid materials [print]

Stability constants

  • Critical stability constants. v.1-6 [print]
  • Dean's analytical chemistry handbook [print]
  • Stability constants of metal-ion complexes, with solubility products of inorganic substances [print]
  • Stability constants of metal-ion complexes. 2d ed [print]

Surface tension

T

Tensile strength

Thermal conductivity

  • CRC handbook of chemistry and physics [print or online]
  • Handbook of heat transfer fundamentals [print]
  • Industrial solvents handbook. 5th ed. [print]
  • International critical tables of numerical data, physics, chemistry and technology [print or online]
  • Ionic liquids database (ILThermo)
  • Perry's chemical engineers' handbook. 8th ed [print]
  • Properties of nonmetallic fluid elements [print]
  • SOLV-DB
  • Thermodynamic conductivity of selected materials NSRDS-NBS, no.8 [print]

Thermodynamic properties

U

V-Z

V

Vapor pressure

Viscosity

W

X

Y

Young's modulus

  • Metals handbook desk edition 2nd ed [print]
  • Properties of porous silicon [print]
  • Properties of silicon carbide [print]

Z

 

Attribution: This guide is adapted from Vanderbilt University Libraries (as of December 2015), under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (CC BY-SA).