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101st Edition

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

Edited By

John Rumble

ISBN 9780367417246
Published June 29, 2020 by CRC Press
1572 Pages 1000 B/W Illustrations


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Book Description

In a world with access to unlimited amounts of data, how can users who need to make critical scientific and technical decisions find high quality, reliable data? Today, more than ever, the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics remains a hallmark of quality. For over 100 years, the Handbook has provided property data on chemical compounds and all physical particles that have been reported in the literature, carefully reviewed by subject experts. Every year older collections are updated with the latest values and new areas will be added as science progresses.

  •  All data are reviewed and evaluated by subject matter experts
  • Chemical names and property units are standardized, and structures are provided for most substances
  • Over 380 property tables included
  • Contains important information on data-related subjects such as chemical and laboratory safety, and nomenclature

Table of Contents

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. APPENDIX: Sources of Physical and Chemical Data. Index.

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Dr. John Rumble has long been a leader in developing and providing access to databases in 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


"The Handbook continues to provide well-documented and critically evaluated chemical and physical data and includes many new tables and updates..."

-From reviews of an earlier edition, Journal of the American Chemical Society


Review of the Online Edition

"During my 27 years at the University of Arizona, I had the handbook on my office desk and used it often when we needed to check constant values, melting and boiling points of materials, phase diagrams, and many more. I am pleased to see the online version, which should be practical and useful for many laboratories around the world.

The first important feature is the tutorial to introduce the users to major components. It is easy to use and well organized with the left hand side commands...I like in particular the interactive functions of various tables.

I strongly recommend that every science library and laboratory should have access to the handbook. It is an indispensable database that researchers must have."

- Prof. Dr. Supapan Seraphin, Distinguished Professor Emerita, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Arizona, U.S.A.