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CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 98th Edition

Edited by John Rumble

© 2017 – CRC Press

2,560 pages

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Hardback: 9781498784542
pub: 2017-06-13

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The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 98th Edition is an update of a classic reference. The 98th Edition contains several new features including, but not limited to – a major update to the table of isotopes, the first major compilation of high quality data of protein-ligand binding thermodynamics, and an important new collection of NMR data critical for understanding outcomes of organic syntheses. Plus, twelve lists have been updated such as, the physical properties of organic compounds and the latest experimental values of bond dissociation energies. Building on the new feature first introduced in the 94th edition, four historical figures in science will be honored on the end plates.

The elements – completely revised and updated with a new summary table of key properties

Table of the isotopes – a major update to this important data collection with hundreds of new and more accurate data points for more than 3000 isotopes of all the elements

Gas clathrates – new data tables for important mixed clathrate systems including methane, ethane, propane, carbon dioxide (new), hydrogen sulfide (new), xenon (new), and nitrogen (new).

Ionic liquids – expanded and revised information on over 150 important ionic liquids

Protein-ligand binding thermodynamics - the first major compilation of high quality data on these important bio-chemical reactions

Common drugs – completely revised with property and functionality data on over 250 drugs

1H chemical shifts of contaminants in deuterated solvents – an important new collection of NMR data critical for understanding outcomes of organic syntheses

Electron affinities – new data on over 200 atoms and molecules

Atomic and molecular polarizabilities – Updated data value for virtually every element and many important molecules

IUPAC guide to nomenclature of inorganic chemistry – this completely revised, four page guide provides easy-to-use access to the nomenclature rules for inorganic compounds

Bond dissociation energies – the latest experimental values have been added for a number of molecules

Standard Atomic Weights – 2016 changes made by IUPAC

Physical properties of organic compounds – results of the first phase of a complete review, with new data of densities

Atomic Masses and Abundances – Update of isotopic abundances

Periodic Table of the Elements – Updated to include new element names

Interstellar Molecules – Complete list of molecules observed in space to date

Major World Earthquakes – Updated through 2016

Atmospheric Concentration of CO2 – Updated through 2016

Global Temperature Trend - Updated through 2016

Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants – Updated to 2016 recommendations

Chemical Carcinogens – Inclusion of 2016 recommendations of National Toxicology Program

Nanomaterial Safety Guidelines – Definition of terms in nanoscience; guidelines for safe handling and disposal

Table of Contents

Historical Figures in Chemistry and Physics. 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 Solution Chemistry. 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:

About the Editor


John Rumble

Gaithersburg, Maryland, United States

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Dr. John Rumble has long been a leader in developing and providing access to databases in a numerous S&T disciplines. From 1980 through 2004, he worked in the NIST Standard Reference Data Program and later was responsible for NIST measurement services programs. From 2004 to 2011, He was Executive Vice President of Information International Associates in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Today he is President of R&R Data Services in Gaithersburg MD.

Rumble has served on numerous national and international STI policy committees and review panels and was a member of the Board on International Scientific Organizations of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dr. Rumble was among the first to build online, PC, and Internet/web-based factual databases for scientific and technical (S&T) data. While at NIST, he sponsored data projects with scientists in China, Japan, England, France, Germany, and Russia. During that time, he also worked with many industry organizations and professional societies to develop industry-related data programs in materials science and chemistry, as well as standards for S&T data exchange.

Dr. Rumble has considerable experience in chemistry, physics, materials science, nanomaterials, and informatics and data science experience and has published widely in all these areas. Rumble received a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics from Indiana University.

In 1998-2002, Rumble served as President of CODATA, the ICSU Committee on Data for Science and Technology. Dr. Rumble is Fellow of IUPAC, AAAS, APS, ASTM International, ASM International, and IAFoST, as well as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Metrology. He was awarded the CODATA 2006 Prize for outstanding achievements in S&T data. He has served two terms as Editor-in-Chief of the CODATA Data Science Journal.

During the last five years, Dr. Rumble has led a multi-disciplinary effort to develop a uniform system for describing nanomaterials. This work has been done under the auspices of CODATA International and the International Council for Science. Rumble has put together a unique group of international union representatives from the diverse scientific and technical fields interested in nanotechnology, including chemistry, physics, materials science, food science and technology, nutrition science, toxicology, and more. In addition, he has reached out to more general audiences in these fields through international workshops, symposia at union conferences, and liaisons with U.S. and European Nanosafety projects. This work is available at

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / General
SCIENCE / Physics
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)