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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 91st Edition Edited by W.M Haynes (CRC Press)

Mirroring the growth and direction of science for a century, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, now in its 91st edition, continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world, used by students and Nobel Laureates. Available in its traditional print format, the Handbook is also available as an innovative interactive product on CD-ROM and online. This year’s edition adds many new tables and major revisions ...

For the electronic version of the Handbook, go to the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, CD-ROM 2011


Section 6: Fluid Properties
-- New tables on thermophysical properties of selected fluids at saturation and on the dependence of liquid density on temperature and pressure
-- Major updates for tables on the density of water and properties of ice and D2O
-- Major update and expansion of the table on critical constants of organic compounds
Section 8: Analytical Chemistry
-- Major updates for tables on the ionization constants of water and heavy water
Section 9: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
-- Updates for tables on atomic radii of the elements, bond dissociation energies, and spectroscopic constants of diatomic molecules
Section 10: Atomic, Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
-- Major update for the table on atomic transition probabilities (added new elements) and updates for tables on electron affinities and atomic and molecular polarizabilities
Section 12: Properties of Solids
-- New table on electron stopping powers of elements
Section 13: Polymer Properties
-- New tables on abbreviations in polymer science and on physical properties of polymers

The benchmark of scientific reference since the days of Einstein, Eddington, and Planck, no book is held to a higher standard than the Handbook of Chemistry and Physics. Perpetually vetted for misspellings, miscalculations, misperceptions, and misnomers, it is republished every year, so no mistake needs to be long abided, no enhancement long awaited.

The job of editing the Handbook requires not only one who is relentless, driven to perpetually push the level of accuracy one more decimal point, but also one who is humble enough and smart enough to understand that the Handbook, like science itself, is a living, changing thing, and that it is both a record of achievement and a foundation for further improvement of that record. Until this year, the Handbook has been guided through 90 editions by just four editors. The last, David Lide, guided the book through 20 editions. Perhaps most importantly, Dr. Lide guided the Handbook into the electronic age, overseeing the creation and the continual improvement of interactive web and CD versions that have now become staples in every research library of note.

It takes a scientist to edit the only scientific handbook that can be rightfully called The Handbook

Introducing Mickey Haynes
For 20 years, we have seen the name of Dr. Lide embossed on the cover of the Handbook as editor-in-chief. Now a new name is embossed in silver: William M. Haynes. Dr. Mickey Haynes brings with him the most absolute qualification: a career devoted to finding and capturing the best data. Most notably, Dr. Haynes worked more than three decades for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). His last three years at NIST were as Chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division and currently he is a scientist emeritus with NIST. During his tenure, he was involved in major projects on the properties of natural gas, cryogenic fluids, air, alternative refrigerants, and ammonia/water systems. He was responsible for the development of apparatus for measurements of both transport and thermodynamic properties of fluids and models to represent the data.

Dr. Haynes is Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Thermophysics and a Fellow of the American Physical Society. With his background, Dr. Haynes’ influence will be especially significant in the fluids property data, which he has already expanded for the 91st edition. But it hardly stops there, for like Dr. Lide and the editors before him, Dr. Haynes is already proving himself relentless with his efforts to make all the data more reliable and more stable.

This June, we unveil the 91st edition of the Handbook. And with this landmark edition, we celebrate the changing of the guard, an historic past, and a future yet to be written.

Profile of Dr. Haynes
Mickey Haynes joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1970 as a National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate after completing his Ph.D. in physics at the University of Virginia. During this associateship, he carried out an experimental program on the viscosity of cryogenic fluids. In 1972 he became a permanent staff member and was involved in research on measurements and correlations of the thermophysical properties of fluids and fluid mixtures of scientific and industrial interest. He was involved in major projects on the properties of natural gas, cryogenic fluids, air, alternative refrigerants, and ammonia/water systems. Mickey was responsible for the development of state-of-the-art apparatus for measurements of both transport and thermodynamic properties of fluids (e.g., magnetic suspension densimeters and torsional crystal viscometers). The apparatus were used for fluid thermophysical property measurements at low and high temperatures and at extreme pressures; and for the development of empirical and theoretical models for the prediction of fluid properties.

In 1985, Mickey became Group Leader of the Properties of Fluids Group in the Thermophysics Division and served in that capacity for ten years. In 1989 he assumed the position of Deputy Chief of the Thermophysics Division, which was reorganized and became the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1996. While remaining in the Deputy Chief position, Mickey became the Assistant Director for Boulder of the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory (CSTL) in 1994. He stayed in these positions until becoming the Chief of the Physical and Chemical Properties Division in 1999. Mickey remained in this position until he retired from the NIST in January 2003.

Mickey served on the Editorial Boards of the Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, Review of Scientific Instruments, and Cryogenics. At the request of the ASME Heat Transfer Division Committee on Thermophysical Properties, he was Chair and Organizer of the 13th and 14th Symposia on Thermophysical Properties in 1997 and 2000, respectively. Mickey has been previously active on ASTM Committee D03 on Gaseous Fuels (Chair of the ASTM Subcommitte D03.08 on Thermophysical Properties) and the ASME K-7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties. He has recently served on the International Advisory Committees of the 16th and 17th European Conferences on Thermophysical Properties, the 6th and 7th Asian Thermophysical Properties Conferences, and the 17th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics. Mickey was elected as a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999 and has received several Department of Commerce (DOC)/NIST awards.

Since his retirement from the NIST in 2003, Mickey has remained active in several areas. Currently, he is a Scientist Emeritus in CSTL. He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Thermophysics since 1997. Mickey was the President of the Executive Board responsible for organization of THERMO International, a joint conference comprised of the 16th Symposium on Thermophysical Properties, the 19th IUPAC Conference on Chemical Thermodynamics, and the 61st Calorimetry Conference held in Boulder in August, 2006. He has been a member of the ASME K-7 Committee on Thermophysical Properties since 1992 and is currently serving on the Touloukian Award Committee. Since 1998, Mickey has been a permanent member of the International Organizing Committee of the European Conference on Thermophysical Properties; he has also served on the International Advisory Committee of the Asian Thermophysical Properties Conference.

Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference, 2nd Edition by D. Sangeeta, John R. Lagraff (CRC Press) This revision of the popular first edition updates and expands upon a number of topics in inorganic materials chemistry. This volume contains many important new topics, including combinatorial chemistry, nanostructures and technology, biomaterials, bioimetic processing and novel forms of carbon. The new edition adds forty black and white figures, an 50 new definitions, and ancillary materials posted on the Web. With a new and improved reference format, Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference continues to be useful to specialists conducting research in materials chemistry.

The primary purpose of this second edition of Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference remains its value as a resource to assist in the preparation of solid state inorganic materials by chemical processing techniques. The idea for a second edition was conceived several years ago in an effort to both add new chemical precursors available to the Materials Scientists and to include existing or emerging topics where materials chemistry plays an important role, such as microelec­tronics, surface science, and nanotechnology. Additions to Chapter 1 include discussion of the role of materials chemistry in micro- and nano-fabrication, surface materials chemistry, self-assembly, scanning probe microscopy, and carbon fullerenes. The glossary in Chapter 2 contains over 200 new definitions related to the aforementioned topics. Chapter 3 has been greatly expanded to include 50% more new chemical precursors and their properties. The reader is referred to the preface of the first edition (following page) for more information regarding this book.

This Inorganic Materials Chemistry Desk Reference is meant to be a resource to assist in the preparation of solid state inorganic materials by chemical processing techniques. Ceramic materials can be prepared by a variety of chemical routes and this handbook provides a brief introduction to inorganic materials chemistry and these processing routes, along with definitions of most commonly used terms in the field. The focus of the desk reference is a compilation of property data on inorganic precursors and on inorganic solids to assist in the selection of candidate precursors and materials for a variety of applications.

The idea for such a resource for inorganic materials chemistry was conceived from my personal experience with initiating new materials chemistry-related projects, all of which began by necessity with the painstaking effort required to collect relevant information from a multitude of sources, including textbooks, handbooks, journals, proceedings, and magazines. Beginning with my thesis and postdoctoral work on sol-gel processing at the University of Illinois with Professors W. G. Klemperer and D. A. Payne, I found myself devoting a considerable fraction of my efforts to collecting relevant information in the area of materials chemistry. During my work at Battelle in Columbus, Ohio, and subsequently following my move to the General Electric Corporate Research and Development Center, it was clear to my colleagues and to me that there is a pressing need for a resource that not only explains the terms frequently used in the inorganic materials chemistry field, but also provides data on the physical properties of the precursors available for use in chemical processing techniques. Such questions as "What precursor can I select to prepare this inorganic solid?" and "Which precursor (from the processing point of view) is suitable or viable for this process?" are the types of questions that scientists and engineers need quick answers to in order to initiate a successful materials chemistry project. This resource provides a rapid reference to help answer these and other such questions. In addition, it provides physical property data on inorganic solids to answer questions such as "What kind of properties should I expect from this or similar materials?"

The desk reference begins with a general introduction to the area of inorganic materials chemistry with an emphasis on chemical processing routes. Several sources of additional information are provided for newcomers to the field and for the experienced practitioners as well. The second chapter provides a quick reference to many commonly used terms in the field of inorganic materials chemistry. The primary purpose of the desk reference, that of providing data on inorganic precursors and ceramic materials, is served in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. The third chapter is a compilation of physical property data on various organometallic, metal organic, and inorganic salt precursors used in the processes described in Chapter 1. The fourth chapter consists of seven sections detailing physical property data on inorganic solids, including oxides, carbides, nitrides, borides, selenides, tellurides, and sulfides, among others.

Physical Chemistry Calculations by Rodney Sime (Benjamin Cummings) Build the Skills to Solve Physical Chemistry Problems

No other book teaches you how to use the most popular spreadsheet and computational software to solve problems in Physical Chemistry. Physical Chemistry Calculations gives you a solid introduction to calculations that support the physical chemistry and physics taught in your course. Selections from quantum mechanics, spectroscopy, classical and statistical ther­modynamics, and kinetics provide most of the book's examples.

Features that make learning easier—so you can make the grade

The physical chemistry is presented with carefully chosen illustrations so that you can quickly visualize the problem.

The introductions to Excel, Visual Basic, Visual Basic for Applications, Mathcad and Mathematica are basic enough for begin­ners and increase gradually in complexity as you learn.

Physical chemistry and Excel are developed in parallel, with regular repetition of lessons from previous examples. Visual Basic is developed with constant emphasis on handling numbers and numerical calculations.

All of the physical chemistry examples used with Mathcad and Mathematica are previously used in Excel, so that the three platforms can be compared.


Excerpt: This book is written for you, the scientists, engineers, and students who do numerical and graphical calculations. It is written for those of you who are open to exploring alternative approaches and widening your computer background. You should already know the basics of computer hardware and software, such as word processors, and a little about Microsoft Windows. You probably have already enjoyed using some kind of spreadsheet.

In any case, this book covers the fundamentals from the beginning. Little previous experience is expected for Part I on spreadsheets, and no previous knowledge is required for the remainder of the book. For example, you probably remember from your elementary chemistry courses that an s orbital looks like a circle, a p orbital resembles a dumbbell, and a d orbital is similar to a flower; in this book you will review the chemistry, physics, and mathematics underlying the particular geometries of these orbitals and learn to calculate their graphs.

How This Book Is Organized

Part I, Spreadsheets, consists of eight chapters that provide examples for doing numerical calculations and graphs with Microsoft Excel, by far the most widely used spreadsheet. These chapters cover thermodynamics, quantum mechanics, statistical thermodynamics, gases, kinetics, statistics, and three-dimensional plots. Part I includes nearly all the physics and physical chemistry used for the application examples in the remainder of the book. The final chapter in Part 1 provides a brief introduction to Lotus 1-2-3 and Quattro Pro.

Part II, Visual Basic, is a complete primer for the Microsoft Visual Basic (VB) language. Its purpose in this book is twofold; the first purpose is to provide a source book and index for the VB language used in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA), the subject of Part III of this book. The second purpose is to provide a stand-alone introduction to the VB language, with an emphasis on numerical calculations, something ignored by most books on the VB language. Part II uses the physical chemistry presented in Part I but is otherwise completely independent of other parts of the book. It's not necessary to master VB to use VBA, but it sure is fun.

Part III, Visual Basic for Applications, is an introduction to VBA. Chapter 17 and Chapter 18 introduce VBA for Microsoft Word and VBA for Microsoft Excel, respectively. You might not realize it, but VBA is included in many Microsoft applications you may already use and still more in non-Microsoft applications that you may also be using. VBA is the language of macros, those underused utilities that can greatly multiply your application's power and versatility. With few exceptions, Part III uses the physical chemistry background presented in Part I. Part III also uses the VB developed in Part II as a source book and index.

Part IV, Mathcad and Mathematica, covers these applications in Chapters 19 and 20, respectively. Both chapters use the physical chemistry presented in Part I but are otherwise independent of other parts of the book. Mathcad and Mathematica are powerful applications not only for numerical calculating and graphing but also for symbolic calculations.

Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry: 6th Edition in Print, 40 Volume Set edited by James E. Bailey 30,000 Pages (Wiley) Eighty-nine years of expertise in applied and industrial chemistry - Ullmann's is back in print with this 40 volumes and 30,000 pages. Generations of chemists and engineers have relied on the well structured and trusted information from Ullmann's Encyclopedia - and you still can count on Ullmann's with the current 6th edition in print. For professional chemists, chemical engineers and research and university libraries.

Ullmann's is a synonym for the world's most current and trustworthy knowledge in everything that relates to the chemical industry, be it processes, chemicals, products, analytical chemistry, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology..........you name it, Ullmann's has it - well over 800 articles on over 30 000 printed pages in 40 volumes. Organized in alphabetical order, the chapters are easy to read and excellent starting points to introduce you to any topic. Over 15 000 tables and 25 000 figures (some of them in color) make it easy for you to quickly find what you are looking for. Countless literature and patent references guide you to the relevant and accessible primary literature. Numerous cross-references point you to relevant chapters in the same context and a well organized index volume enables searching for keywords. Finding what you need is very simple indeed and you won't have to ask for a user's manual for this massive work!

Supervised by an internationally acclaimed advisory board, the articles are written by over 3000 international experts from industry and universities, thoroughly edited to uniform style and layout in an in-house office. All figures are re-drawn to give a maximum of clarity and uniformity in style. Compared to the prior edition, almost 60% of the material has either been newly written or thoroughly updated. The rest has been checked for validity and newer references have been added throughout.

Contents: Ullmann's Encyclopedia of Industrial Chemistry- over 800 articles bring to you:

Industrial Chemistry from A to Z! Adhesion. Advanced Ceramics. AIRBUS INDUSTRIES. AMERSHAM. Amino Acids. Analytical Techniques. Astronomy. Atmospheric Aerosals. Atom Economy. AVENTIS. Baking Powder. BASF. BAYER. Biochemistry. Biological Clock. Biophysics. Biosynthesis. Brass. Brewery. BRISTOL MEYERS SQUIBB. BRITISH STEEL. BRUKER. Bubbles. Catalysis. CAYMAN. CELANESE. Chemical Biology. Chromatography. Coatings. Colloids. Colours. Composites. Computer Science. Concrete. Condensed Matter. Cooling. Corrosion. Cotton. Density. Detergents. Diamond Films. DMC2. DNA. Drug Cleaning. Drug Development. Drug Discovery. Drug Targeting. DUPONT. Dyes. EASTMAN. Educational Chemistry. Electricity. Energy Conversion. Engineering. Environmental Chemistry. Enzymes. Fabric. Femtochemistry. Film. Fine Chemicals. Foam. Foil. Food Sciences. Fragrance. Fuel Cells. Gel Technology. GENERAL ELECTRIC. Genomics. GLAXO. Gloss. Glycobiology. Grains. Green Chemistry. Halazone. Heat Conductivity. HENKEL. High Energy. Histochemistry. HITACHI. Honey. HONEYWELL. Hormone. Human Health. IBM. Imaging. In situ Detection. Indigo. INFINEON. Insulin Jasmine Scent. Intermetallics. Ion Traps. Ionic Transport. Iron. Jade. Jelly Jet. Jewelry. Johimbine. JOHNSON. Jojoba. Juniper tar. K+Channel. Kerosene. Ketones. Kevlar. Kien. Kinetics. Kneaders. Knife Coating. Krypton. Laser. Lead. LEDERLE. LEYBOLD. Lignin. LILLY. Lime. Liquid Crystals. Lubricants. LUCENT TECH. Luminescence. Magnets. Materials Sciences. Medicine. Memory Devices. MERCK. Metals. METHROM. METTLER. Microanalysis. Microreators. MILLIPORE. Molecular Modelling. Molecular Switches. Nanocompositing. Nanocrystals. Nanostructures. Natural Products. Neural Nets. NIKON. NORSK HYDRO. NOVARTIS. Nuclear Reactor. OLYMPUS. Optics. Organic. Organic Polymers. OXFORD INSTRUMENTS. Oxygen. Ozone. Packaging. Paint. Parfume. Particles. Patents. PFIZER. Pharmaceuticals. PHARMACIA. PHILLIPS. Photonics. Physical Chemistry. Plasma. Plastics. Pollution. Polymers. Power Supply. Process Development. PROCTOR. Proteins. Proteomics. Quality Assurance. Quantitative Structure Analysis. Quantum Dots. Quantum Optics. Quarks. Quart Z. Quenching. QUIAGEN. Radiology. Reactions. Reactor Designs. Receptors. Remover. Renewable Resources. RNA. ROCHE. RUTGERS. Separation Sciences. SHELL. SHERING. SHIMADZU. SIEMENS. SMITH KLINE. Soaps. Soil Sciences. Solid State. Space Physics. Spectroscopy. Sputtering. STANFORD RESEARCH SYSTEMS. Steel. SUMITOMO. SUNCO. Superconducting. Surfactants. Sweetener. Switches. Synthesis. TAGASAKO. Tar. Textiles. Thermodynamics. Thin Films. Titanium Alloys. Toxicology. Transformers. Transistors. Tribology. Ultra filtration. Ultrasonics. Ultraviolet Stabilizer. UNION CARBIDE. Universe. UPJOHN. Uranium. Uranium Glass. Urea. Vaccines. Vacuum. Vaportransport. VAW ALUMINIUM. Vibrations. Vitamins. Voltage. Vulcanization. WACKER. Washing. Waterspace Chemistry. Wavelength. Wax. Whiskers. Whisky. Whitewash Xenobiotics. Wine. Wool. Xanthan Gum. Xenon Arc Lamps. Xerography. XEROX. X-Ray. Yarn. Yeast. Yellow Phosphorus. Yield Stress. ZENECA. Zeoliths. Zincfinger Proteins. Zirconium Doped. Zonemelting. Zoochemistry.

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