CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 88th Edition

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  • Continues to provide most accurate, reliable, and current resource available on chemical data
  • Provides the widest and most complete coverage of data on properties of inorganic and organic compounds
  • Contains NEW as well as updated tables and references to help readers stay up-to-date with the latest developments
  • Presents a new Foreword written by Dr. Harold Kroto, credited for co-discovering the Buckminsterfullerene
  • Summary

    The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 88th Edition continues to offer the most authoritative, up-to-date data to scientists around the world. This edition contains NEW tables on Properties of Ionic Liquids, Solubilities of Hydrocarbons in Sea Water, Solubility of Organic Compounds in Superheated Water, and Nutritive Value of Foods. It also updates many tables including Critical Constants, Heats of Vaporization, Aqueous Solubility of Organic Compounds, Vapor Pressure of Mercury, Scientific Abbreviations and Symbols, and Bond Dissociation Energies. The 88th Edition also presents a new Foreword written by Dr. Harold Kroto, a 1996 Nobel Laureate in Chemistry.

    Table of Contents

    Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors. Symbols, Terminology, and Nomenclature. Physical Constants of Organic Compounds. Properties of the Elements and Inorganic Compounds. Thermochemistry, Electrochemistry, and Kinetics. Fluid Properties. Biochemistry. Analytical Chemistry. Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy. Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics. Nuclear and Particle Physics. Properties of Solids. Polymer Properties. Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics. Practical Laboratory Data. Health and Safety Information. APPENDICES. Mathematical Tables. Sources of Physical and Chemical Data. Index.

    Editorial Reviews

    "The ultimate book of facts about chemistry and physics . . . covers virtually every element, every physical formula, every mathematical table imaginable. It is hard to imagine any library, laboratory, or university that doesn’t have a copy."

    – Books-On-Line, September 2008

    ". . . this is an invaluable reference for anyone in the field, whether student or professional."

    – Book News, December 2007

    Recent Reviews from Previous Editions:

    “…provides a wealth of numerical data, constants, and other scientific information of interest to scientists and engineers. …a familiar, authoritative, and massive volume containing a plethora of physical science data distilled from the work of innumerable scientists. This essential compendium…should be in every college and university library as well as in any chemistry, physics, or engineering research lab.”
    — Ignacio J. Ferrer-Vincentm, American Reference Books Annual

    “[The 86th edition of] this well-established publication from CRC Press has been given a face lift .... The publisher’s philosophy, however, ‘to provide broad coverage of data commonly encountered by physical scientists and engineers,’ remains unchanged.”
    — Prof. John Yates (formerly at University College London, UK) in Chemical Engineering Research and Design, May 2006

    “...The general appearance of the new [86th] edition...[and] being able to get the data you need more quickly is worth the cost of buying the new edition. This is still the old standby. There’s probably a copy in every lab around the world. And if there isn’t, it’s because someone from another lab came and borrowed it.”
    — Books-On-Line, October 2005

    “This famous handbook continues to provide current, critically evaluated chemical and physical data in a one-volume format. A goldmine of information….”
    JACS, Vol. 127, No. 12, 2005

    “A standard text in libraries everywhere…this resource is an invaluable source of data.”
    Medical Reference Services Quarterly, Vol. 24, No. 3, Fall 2005

    "The CRC Handbook has been, in successive editions, on my bedside table for the last 55 years."
    — Oliver Sacks, Neurologist and author

    “This essential compendium of physical science data should be in every college and university library

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