Author: David R. Lide
Publisher: CRC Press
For decades, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics has provided scientific and engineering communities around the world with the broad range of current and critically evaluated data required by their constantly and rapidly evolving technical fields. Over the past ten years, revisions to the Handbook have kept up with semiconductors and high-temperature superconductors; addressed environmental concerns by providing data on pollutants, contaminants, global warming, and ground water contamination; and revised pertinent data to stay up-to-date with IUPAC standards. The Handbook's Editorial Advisory Board, comprised of world-renowned experts, plays a crucial role in ensuring that the Handbook adequately addresses the needs of their respective fields and that the data are absolutely up-to-date. One of the highlights of the 76th Edition of the Handbook is a completely revised table of Physical Constants of Inorganic Compounds. The 2,382 compounds in this table were selected on the basis of their laboratory, industrial, and environmental importance, as well as their value in illustrating trends in the variation of physical properties with position in the periodic table. An effort has been made to cover the most frequently encountered inorganic substances, including different crystalline modifications. Many compounds of current interest, such as buckminsterfullerenes, are included, as well as those compounds that have important technological applications because of their optical or electrical properties. Data have been carefully selected and verified by checking against the most reliable sources, and major references are listed. The arrangement of compounds in the Table by common name permits easy location of entries. Information for each compound includes synonyms, Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number, molecular weight, relevant physical properties (for example, crystal structure and color), solubility, and melting and boiling points. For each compound, cross-references to other tables in the Handbook in which that compound appears are provided. This cross-referencing provides the reader with other relevant information on the compound, including heats of formation, vaporization, and fusion; entropy; heat capacity; critical temperature and pressure; vapor pressure; and optical properties.