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CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (Modern…

CRC Handbook of Chemistry & Physics (Modern editions) (1964)

by Chemical Rubber Company, Chemical Rubber Company

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I received this as a gift for my 20th birthday from my father after deciding to change my major from computer science to astrophysics. My math skills were turning out to be stronger then my high school years left me thinking they were, so the door to my first choice was back open. It was a hard choice in some ways because CS majors were making good money back in the mid 80's and astronomers didn't have too many openings.

When I opened the gift I actually teared up, this is a powerful tool for the serious student and it showed my fathers approval of the change in major. My mother was worried by my reaction, afraid that I didn't understand what the gift meant to Dad. I did. Along with him handing my my diploma for my B.S. and the toast he gave at my wedding, that was one of my favorite moments with him.

I've long since given up on the long haul that would have led me to an astrophysics Ph.D., oddly enough ending up back in computers. I still sometimes take this book off the shelf and remember those happy times deep in the study of the nature of the universe.

Sorry, this was more about me then the book. Now for a few words about the book. If you need a physical copy of this type of material, there is absolutely no substitute for this book. Get the newest edition available to you, you'll keep annotate it and keep it for many years to come. ( )
2 vote lmc_1136 | May 21, 2008 |
This thick leatherbound book was my grandfather's, and he gave it to me as a lad. It may have been partly-responsible for my subsequent obsession with books. I was in love with the idea that everything I might need to know about the physical universe could be neatly summarized with 1300+ pages of onionskin. If only that were so!
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Chemical Rubber Companyprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Chemical Rubber Companymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Hodgman, Charles D.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lide, David R.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Weast, Robert C.Editormain authorsome editionsconfirmed
Astle, Melvin J.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beyer, William H.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Coolbaugh, Melville F.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Foltz, Ramon D.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Frederikse, H. P. R.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lange, Norbert A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Locke, MariusEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Penn, Thomas A.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Samuel M. SelbyEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Senseman, CorneliusEditorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Shankland, Robert S.Editorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The 45th edition (1964) substantially revised the material, cutting out 1500 pages of material that wasn't narrowly focused on chemistry and physics. Therefore I've separated out the 45th edition on (Eds. 45-51 edited by C. D. Hodgman, eds. 52-89 by R. C. Weast, 90-91 D. R. Lide, and 92 on by W. M. Haynes) from the early versions (edited by W.R. Veazey and C. D. Hodgman).

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Alizarine Yellow R

Aluminium borohydride

Aluminium selenide

Ammonium dihydrogen phosphate

Ammonium phosphate

Arsenic triselenide

Barium iodide

Barium sulfite

Bead test


Benzyl fluoride


Bismuth germanate

Bond energy

Bond length

Bromine dioxide

Bromine monofluoride

BTX (chemistry)

Cadmium acetate

Caesium fluoride

Caesium hydroxide

Calcium formate


Carbonyl bromide




Chromium carbide

Chromium(IV) chloride

Chromium(IV) oxide

Cobalt(II) hydroxide

Compounds of californium

Compounds of fluorine

Copper(II) azide

Copper(II) chloride

Copper(II) tetrafluoroborate

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Di-tert-butyl ether

Dibutyl sebacate


Dichlorine trioxide




Dinitrogen difluoride

Diphenyl carbonate



Dipropylene glycol

Draft:The Carbon Atom

Effective temperature

Erbium(III) chloride

Erbium(III) oxide

Flammability limit



Gallium(III) telluride


Gold(III) fluoride

Gold(III) hydroxide

Guanidinium chloride

Heavy metal (chemical element)

Helium hydride ion


Hexafluorophosphoric acid

History of the Haber process


Hydrochloric acid

Indium arsenide

Indium(III) bromide

Indium(III) fluoride

Indium(III) telluride


Insulated glazing

Iridium hexafluoride

Iron boride

Iron(III) chromate

Isoamyl alcohol

Isotopes of actinium

Isotopes of aluminium

Isotopes of americium

Isotopes of antimony

Isotopes of argon

Isotopes of arsenic

Isotopes of astatine

Isotopes of barium

Isotopes of berkelium

Isotopes of beryllium

Isotopes of bismuth

Isotopes of bohrium

Isotopes of boron

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Isotopes of cadmium

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Isotopes of californium

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Isotopes of cerium

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Isotopes of chromium

Isotopes of copernicium

Isotopes of copper

Isotopes of curium

Isotopes of darmstadtium

Isotopes of dubnium

Isotopes of dysprosium

Isotopes of einsteinium

Isotopes of erbium

Isotopes of europium

Isotopes of fermium

Isotopes of flerovium

Isotopes of fluorine

Isotopes of francium

Isotopes of gadolinium

Isotopes of gallium

Isotopes of germanium

Isotopes of gold

Isotopes of hafnium

Isotopes of hassium

Isotopes of helium

Isotopes of holmium

Isotopes of hydrogen

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Isotopes of iodine

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Isotopes of lithium

Isotopes of livermorium

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Isotopes of manganese

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Isotopes of oxygen

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Isotopes of phosphorus

Isotopes of platinum

Isotopes of plutonium

Isotopes of polonium

Isotopes of potassium

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Isotopes of silver

Isotopes of sodium

Isotopes of strontium

Isotopes of sulfur

Isotopes of tantalum

Isotopes of technetium

Isotopes of tellurium

Isotopes of terbium

Isotopes of thallium

Isotopes of thorium

Isotopes of thulium

Isotopes of tin

Isotopes of titanium

Isotopes of tungsten

Isotopes of ununpentium

Isotopes of ununtrium

Isotopes of uranium

Isotopes of vanadium

Isotopes of xenon

Isotopes of ytterbium

Isotopes of yttrium

Isotopes of zinc

Isotopes of zirconium

Lanthanum carbide

Lead telluride

List of refrigerants

List of thermal conductivities

Lithium acetate

Lithium metaborate

Lutetium(III) chloride

Magnesium bromide

Manganese(II) acetate

Mass diffusivity

Mercury(I) nitrate

Mercury(I) sulfate

Mercury(II) fluoride

Mercury(II) sulfate



Molybdenum hexafluoride


Neodymium(III) oxide

Neopentyl alcohol

Neopentyl glycol

Neophyl chloride

Neptunium(IV) oxide

Nickel(II) chloride

Nitrogen tribromide

Occurrence of thorium


Organosulfur compounds

Osmium hexafluoride

Oxy-fuel welding and cutting


Phosphorus tribromide

Phosphorus trifluoride

Pinacolyl alcohol

Platinum(IV) bromide

Plug-in electric vehicle

Plug-in hybrid


Plutonium hexafluoride

Plutonium tetrafluoride

Plutonium(III) fluoride

Potassium aluminate

Potassium arsenite

Potassium cobaltinitrite

Potassium peroxide

Praseodymium(III) oxide


Properties of metals, metalloids and nonmetals

Properties of water

Propyl benzoate

Protactinium(V) chloride

Radium bromide

Rhenium hexafluoride

Rhenium(IV) oxide

Rhodium hexafluoride

Rubidium hydride

Ruthenium hexafluoride

Selenium hexasulfide

Selenium oxybromide

Selenium tetrachloride

Selenium trioxide

Selenous acid

Silver oxide

Silver selenite

Sodium ferrioxalate

Sodium iodate

Sodium selenide

Sodium tartrate

Sodium trimetaphosphate

Strontium oxide

Strontium sulfate

Succinic semialdehyde

Sucrose octaacetate


Tantalum(III) aluminide

Technetium hexafluoride

Telluric acid

Tellurium hexafluoride

Temperature-responsive polymer



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Terbium(III,IV) oxide


Tetraphenyl butadiene

Thallium(I) hydroxide


Thionyl chloride

Tin telluride

Titanium disilicide

Titanium ring

Titanium(II) sulfide

Trichloroacetyl chloride


Tungsten disilicide

Tungsten(IV) telluride

Uranyl acetate

Uridine monophosphate

Vanadium carbide

Vanadium(III) sulfate

Water (data page)

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Ytterbium(II) chloride

Ytterbium(III) fluoride


Yttrium(III) antimonide

Yttrium(III) arsenide

Yttrium(III) bromide

Yttrium(III) sulfide

Zinc antimonide

Zinc chlorate

Zinc molybdate

Zinc phosphide

Zinc pyrophosphate

Zirconium disilicide

Zirconium disulfide

Zirconium(II) hydride

Zirconium(IV) silicate

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The latest edition of the world's most popular scientific reference features tables and reference sections on everything from the Periodic Table to the bond lengths in organometallic compounds. Featuring the latest facts and figures, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics contains all the most frequently used data in science, including the periodic table of the elements, basic constants and units, and geophysical data.

For decades, physicists and chemists have turned to this handbook as their primary source for reliable data. Every year, material is critically evaluated, new data is added, and existing tables are updated. The 81st edition includes eight new and forty revised or updated tables. Nowhere else will you find such a useful compilation of scientific data. Don't be left behind. Your research deserves the best data available - the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics has it.
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Chemistry and Physics, always two closely related sciences, have been brought into more intimate relations by recent developments in research and our increasing understanding of matter and energy. One of the goals of the editor and the publisher is to provide a reference book which will assist in providing certain information to further this understanding. The editor attempts to include material which has a high probability to find extended use in many branches of chemistry and physics and the closely allied sciences. This 1st Student Edition provides certain core data and information that are constant or which change only slightly over an extended period of time.

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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. 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. - Publisher.… (more)

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