Mirroring the growth and direction of science for a century, the Handbook, now in its 93rd edition, continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting tables of data, its usefulness spans every discipline. This edition includes 17 new tables in the Analytical Chemistry section, a major update of the CODATA Recommended Values of the Fundamental Physical Constants and updates to many other tables. The book puts physical formulas and mathematical tables used in labs every day within easy reach. The 93rd edition is the first edition to be available as an eBook.
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.
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