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Chemistry: Physical Properties

Tips for Finding Physical Property Data

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Physical Property Information

The resources listed below contain a wide variety of properties for chemical substances.  Properties such as melting points, boiling points, density, solubility are examples of the type of information that can be found in these resources.

Saftey Data Sheets

Spectra Information - Online Sources

Spectra Information - Print Sources

Indexes to Physical Property Sources

Several specialized handbooks and data compilations exist in addition to the well-known handbooks like the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics.  Below are some resources that can help you find out which handbooks might have the data that you need. Some of the books listed may not be available at the University of Manitoba Libraries.

ThermoDex - ThermoDex was created by the Maillet Chemistry Library of the University of Texas at Austin.  It contains records for printed and web-based compilations of thermochemical and thermophysical data for chemical compounds and other substances.

Vanderbilt University Libraries Physical and Chemical Properties - This site indicates books and handbooks that contain specific physical and chemical properties. Not all of the resources will be available at the University of Manitoba Libraries. Search for the name of the resource using the Libraries' search to locate it at the University of Manitoba.

Simon Fraser University's Physical & Chemical Properties Finder - This site indicates books and handbooks that contain specific physical and chemical properties. Not all of the resources will be available at the University of Manitoba Libraries. Search for the name of the resource using the Libraries' search to locate it at the University of Manitoba.

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