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International Critical Tables of Numerical Data, Physics, Chemistry and Technology

This classic and well-known reference was originally published from 1926-1930 for the National Research Council in 7 volumes. It contains an enormous amount of critical data on inorganic and organic compounds, and pure substances. Featuring physical, thermodynamic, mechanical, and other key properties, it is a major reference source used by those involved in chemistry, physics, and engineering.

Sections include:

  • National and local systems of weights and measures
  • Symbols, basic constants, conversion data, dimensions, definitions
  • Chemical elements and atoms
  • Laboratory technique
  • Physical properties of chemical substances
  • Liquid crystals
  • Radioactivity
  • Astronomical and geodetic data
  • Aerodynamics
  • Strengths and replated properties of woods
  • Building stones
  • Clays
  • Heavy clay products and sand-lime brick
  • Porcelain and whiteware
  • Properties of glass
  • Chemical durabilities of glasses
  • Vitreous enamels for metals
  • Structural cements, limes, and plasters
  • Magnesia cements and concretes
  • Dental cements
  • Solid fuels
  • Petroleums, petroleum products, and commercial oils of mineral origin
    • Flash points of saturated vapors of combustible liquids
    • Quantitative effects of some compounds upon detonation in internal combustion egines
  • Lubricants and lubrication
  • Asphalts and mineral waxes
    • Bituminous materials
  • Explosions and gaseous experiments
  • Animal and vegetable oils, fats, and waxes
  • Adhesives and gelatins
  • Textile fibers
  • Tannins and vegetable tanning materials
  • Leather
  • Rubber, gutta percha, and balata
  • Factitious plastics
    • Commercial carbons for electrical uses
  • Industrial electrical insulators
  • Raw materials of the paint and varnish industries
  • Toxicology of gases and vapors
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerating brines
  • Sieves and screens
  • Saccharimetry, the properties of commercial sugars and their solutions
  • Properties of metals and alloys
  • P-V-T relations for one-phase systems (density, specific gravity, thermal expansion and compressibility)
  • Phase equilibrium data
  • Osmotic pressure
  • Properties of surfaces: surface tension, surface energy, and related properties
  • Viscosity and fluidity
  • Kinetics of physical processes
  • Heat capacity
  • Thermal effects accompanying physical and chemical processes
  • Heats of solution or organic substances
  • Thermal conductivity
  • Radiometry (heat and light)
  • Spectroscopy
  • Photometric standards
  • Mechanical equivalent of light
  • Properties of soaps and their aqueous solutions
  • X-ray data
  • Electronics and gas conduction
  • Dielectric constant and dielectric strength
  • Electrical conductivity and resistivity
  • Electrical conductivity of pure non-metallic liquids
  • Electroelastic and pyroelectric phenomena
  • Thermoelectricity
  • Electrical conductivity of aqueous solutions


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September 13, 2010


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