Index to Physical, Chemical and Other Property Data


Standard Reference Sources
(check these resources first)

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
QD 65 .H3 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
ASU Library Network Database
See also: Tables Removed from the 71st thru the 87th Editions

A good place to start, particularily if looking for basic physical data such as boiling and melting points, densities, refractive indexes and solubilities for your labs. Also includes data on thermodynamics, fluid properties, biochemistry, spectroscopy, atomic and nuclear physics, and polymers.

Combined Chemical Dictionary
ASU Library Network Database

Covers basic physical data of boiling and melting points and densities; some spectral and LogP data.

Merck Index
ASU Library Network Database

Covers basic physical data of boiling and melting points and densities; some spectral and LogP data.


Provides name, synonyms, molecular formula, structure, melting and boiling points, density, refractive index, vapor density and pressure, water solubility and flash point, plus links to other Internet sites with information on the chemical.

NIST Data Gateway: Property Search

Provides links to NIST databases that contain name, synonyms, structures, atomic/nuclear data, spectra, phase diagrams, plus thermodynamic, kinetic, solubility, polymer and biochemistry data.

Knovel: Science and Engineering Resources
ASU Library Network Database

All subject areas covered; indexes and contains the full text for hundreds of handbooks including:

  • Dictionary of Substances and their Effects (DOSE)
  • International Critical Tables
    Q199 .N32 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
  • Lange's Handbook of Chemistry
    QD 65 .L36 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
  • Perry's Chemical Engineers' Handbook
    TP151 .P45 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
  • Polymers - A Property Database
  • Smithsonian Physical Tables
    QC61 .S6 1954 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
  • Yaw's Chemical Properties Handbook
  • Yaws' Handbook of Thermodynamic and Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds and many more!

ChemID Plus

Provides name, synonyms, molecular formula, structure, and provides links to National Library of Medicine (NLM) databases, other Internet accessible databases and Inventory Lists containing information on the substance.

Composite index for CRC handbooks
QD65 .C74 Science Library 1st floor, shelved at information/reference desk

Indexes all of the 200+ CRC handbooks published before 1991. All subject areas covered.

The following resources are recommended for Faculty, Graduate Students and Sci/Eng Undergraduate Majors:

Beilstein's Handbuch der Organischen Chemie
QD251 .B4 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
(Guide to Using Beilstein's)

Gmelin's Handbuch der Anorganischen Chemie
QD 151 .G52 Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
(Listing of volumes with content description)

QC61 .L36x Science Library 1st floor, shelved in Reference Section
An index to L-B is available at


This page is an index to selected library and internet resources that contain chemical, physical, thermodynamic, mechanical, toxicological, and safety data.

Start by using the standard reference sources listed at right (white column).

If the information is not found in the standard reference sources, then proceed to other library and Internet resources listed by property to find other handbooks and internet resources (yellow column).

In addition to resources recommended under each property, when in the library, also look in the same call number area as the recommended resources for other handbooks that may have that data.

If the property data cannot be found in handbooks or internet resources, search in primary sources such as journal articles. Use the appropriate database/index for that subject to find journal articles. For a list of databases/indexes by subject see the Find Articles and More section (also called the "Indexes and Research Tools" section).

Know how to effectively search handbooks, databases, and indexes:

Search for every synonym of the property in each handbook/database, as a property may have several names. (more details)

Search the subject area as well as the property name; look in the index or table of contents for the subject area in which the property would be found. (more details)

Know what symbol and/or unit of measurement is used for the property as some tables may be labeled by the symbol rather than the property name. (more details)

Search molecular formulas in Hill order for organics, and strict alphabetical order for inorganics. (more details)

Convert structures into molecular formulas if a structure search is not available or if unfamiliar with structure searching. (more details)

Search for every synonym of the substance, as a substance may have several names. (more details)

Searching by registry number is easier than searching by name, molecular formula or structure. (more details)

For more details on property searching techniques see: 10 Easy Tips for Finding Property Data

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Other Library and Internet Resources
(listed by property and substance)




"A,B,C" Constants/Coefficients
Abrasion Resistance
Absorption Spectra
Activity Coefficients
Acoustic Attenuation
Acoustic Loss
Acoustic Resistivity
Activation Energies
Activation Volumes
Activity Coefficients
Adsorption Coefficient
Angular Absorptance
Angular Absorptivity
Angular Emittance
Angular Reflectance
Angular Transmittance
Aniline Point
Antoine Coefficients and Constants
Anion Transport Numbers
Appearance Energy
Arc Resistance
Arrhenius Activation Energies
Atmospheric OH Rate Constant
Atomic Mass Constant
Atomic Radius
Attenuation Coefficient (Acoustics)
Autoignition Temperatures
Avogardo Constant


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Beta Decay Energy
Bioconcentration Factor
Bohr Magneton
Bohr Radius
Boiling Point
Boltzmann Constant
Bond Angles
Bond Distances and Angles
Bond Energies
Bond Lengths
Brittle Temperature
Bulk Modulus

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Calorific Value
Cell Dimension
Characteristic Constants
Chemical Composition
Chemical Resistivity
Clebsch-Gordon Coefficient
Coefficient of ...
(see under specific property or name, for example: Antoine Coefficient or Expansion Coefficient)
Cohesive Energy Densities
Comparative Tracking Index
Compression Modulus
Compressive Strength
Conversion Factors
Correlation Constants
Critical Density
Critical Pressure
Critical Properties
Critical Temperature
Critical Volume
Cross Sections
Crystal Structure and Space Groups
Cubical Elasticity
Cubical Expansion Coefficient

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Damkohler Number
Debye-Huckel Coefficients
Debye Temperature
Decomposition Rate
Deflection Temperature
Depriester Charts
Dielectric Constant
Dielectric Loss
Dielectric Strength
Diffraction Life Time
Diffraction Limit
Diffusion (Molecular)
Diffusion Coefficients
Dipole Moment
Dissipation Factor
Dissociation Constant
Distortion Temperature
Distribution Coefficient


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Eigenvalue Coefficient
Elastic Coefficient
Elastic Modulus
Electrical Conductivity
Electrical Resistivity
Electrode Potentials
Electromechanical Coupling Coefficient
Electromotive Force
Electron Affinity
Electron Binding Energies
Electron Configuration
Electron Dipole Moment
Electron Charge
Electron Magnetic Moment
Electron Mass
Electron Radius
Electrophoretic Migration Rate
Endurance Strength
Enthalpy of ...
(See under "Heat of ...", such as "Heat of Formation")
Entropy of Fusion
Environmental Fate
Equilibrium Constant
Evaporization Rate
Expansion Coefficient
Explosive Properties
Exposure Limits
Exposure Symptoms
Extinction Coefficient


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Faraday Constant
Fatigue Strength
Flash Point
Flexural Modulus
Flexural Strength
Formula Weight
Flow Resistance
Fracture Resistance
Fracture Toughness
Free Energy
Free Enthalpy
Friction Coefficient
Fundamental Physical Constants


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Gas Basicity
Gas Constant
Gas Law
Gibbs Free Energy
Gibbs Function
Glass Transition Temperature
Global Warming Potential
Ground Level Energy

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Hammett Sigma Constants
Hartree Energy
Hazard Ratings, Codes and Reactions
Heat Capacity
Heat Conductivity
Heat Distortion
Heat of Activation
Heat of Combustion
Heat of Decomposition
Heat of Evaporation
Heat of Formation
Heat of Fusion
Heat of Hydration
Heat of Melting
Heat of Mixing
Heat of Neutralization
Heat of Polymerization
Heat of Reaction
Heat of Solution
Heat of Sublimination
Heat of Transformation
Heat of Transition
Heat of Vaporization
Heat Transfer Coefficients
Hemispherical Absorptance
Hemispherical Absorptivity
Hemispherical Emittance
Hemispherical Reflectance
Hemispherical Transmittance
Henry's Law Constant and Coefficients
Huggins Coefficient
Human Body
Humidity Diagrams
Hydrolysis Constant
Hydrolysis Half-life
Hydrostatic Modulus

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Immediately Dangerous to Life or Health (IDLH)
Impact Energy
Impact Strength
Integrated Absorptance
Integrated Absorptivity
Integrated Reflectance
Integrated Transmittance
Internal Energy
Internation Friction
Ion Potential
Ionic Mobility
Ionization Constants
Ionization Cross Sections
Ionization Energy
Ionization Enthalpies
Ionization Potential
IR Spectra
Isentropic Expansion Exponents
Isoelectric Point

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Joule-Thomson Coefficients
Josephson Frequency-Voltage Quotient

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Lame Coefficient
Latent Heat of Fusion
Latent Heat of Sublimination
Latent Heat of Vaporization
Lattice Constants
Lattice Energies
Lattice Parameters
LC50, etc.
LD50, etc.
Linear Mold Shrinkage
Linear Oxygen Index (LOI)
Log P
Longitudinal Wave Impedence
Longitudinal Wave Velocity
Loschmidt Constant
Lower Explosive Limit

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Magnetic Susceptibility
Margules Constants
Material Safety Data Sheets
McReynolds Constant
Melt Flow
Melting Point
Modulus of .....
Moisture Vapor Transition
Molar Absorptivity
Molar Gas Constant
Molecular Diffusivity
Molecular Shape
Molecular Weight
Moments of Inertia
MSDS (Material Safety Data Sheets)

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Neutron Capture Cross Section
Neutron Mass
Neutron Scattering Length
NFPA Chemical Hazard Labelling
Normal Absorptance
Normal Absorptivity
Normal Emittance
Normal Reflectance
Normal Transmittance
NMR Spectra
NRTL Constants
Nuclear Charge
Nuclear Spin


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Octane Number
Octanol/water Partition Coefficient
Optical Activity
Optical Rotation
Oxidation-Reduction Potentials
Oxidation States
Oxygen Index
Oxygen Transmission
Ozone Depletion Potential


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Partition Coefficient
Pauling Electronegativity
Peeling Strength
Permeability Coefficients
Pearson Symbol
pH Range
Phase Diagrams
Phase Transition Data
Photolysis Half-life
Physical State, Color and Odor
Planar Mode Coupling Coefficient
Planck Constant
Poisson Ratio
Powder Diffraction Data
Prandtl Number
Processing Temperature
Proton Affinity
Proton Mass
Psychrometric Charts

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Rate Coefficients
Rate Constants
Rate of Reaction
Reaction Rates
Reflection Coefficient
Refractive Index
Regression Coefficients
Relative Density
Relative Dielectric Constant
Relative Permittivity
Relaxation Times
Reynolds Number
Rigidity Modulus
Ring and Ball Softening Point
Rotary Polarization
Rotational Inertia
Rupture Time
Ryberg Constant

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Sackur-Tetrode Constant
Scattering Length
Scattering Power
Schmidt Number
Second Virial Coefficients
Sedimentation Coefficient
Sensible Heat
Service Temperature
Shear Impedence Times
Shear Modulus
Shear Strength
Shear Velocity
Shear Wave Impedance
Shear Wave Velocity
Soil Adsorption Coefficient
Soil/sediment Coefficient
Solar Absorptance
Solar Absorptivity
Solar Reflectance
Solar Transmittance
Solubility Product
Solvation Energies
Sound Absorption
Sound Velocity
Space Group
Specific Capacitance
Specific Density
Specific Enthalpy
Specific Entropy
Specific Gravity
Specific Heat
Specific Rotation
Specific Volume
Spectral Absorptance
Spectral Absorptivity
Spectral Emittance
Spectral Reflectance
Spectral Transmittance
Speed of Light
Speed of Sound
Stability Constants
Stefan-boltzmann Constant
STEL (Short Term Exposure Limits)
Surface Resistance
Surface Tension

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Tear Strength
Tensile Modulus
Tensile Strength
Thermal Accommodation Coefficient
Thermal Capacity
Thermal Conductance
Thermal Conductivity
Thermal Degradation
Thermal Diffusivity
Thermal Expansion
Thermal Expansion Coefficient
Thermal Linear Expansion
Thermometric Conductivity
Third Virial Coefficient
Thomson Cross Section
Threshold Limit Value (TLV)
Tilt Angle
TLV (Threshold Limit Value)
Torsional Modulus
Torsional Shear Strength
Total Heat
Transport Numbers

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Ultraviolet (UV) Spectra
UNIQUAC Constants
Upper Explosive Limit
Use Temperature
UV Spectra

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Van Der Waal Constants
Van Laar Constants
Vapor Density
Vapor Pressure
Velocity Constant
Velocity of Sound
Vicat Softening Point
Virial Coefficients
Viscosity Coefficient
Volume Resistivity

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Wien Displacement Law Constant
Wilson Constants

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Yield Strength
Young's Modulus

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