CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics - 95th edition now online

July 18, 2014
Grace Baysinger
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

"Proudly serving the scientific community for over a century, the 95th edition of the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is an update of a classic reference, mirroring the growth and direction of science. This work continues to be the most accessed and respected scientific reference in the world. An authoritative resource consisting of tables of data and current international recommendations on nomenclature, symbols, and units, its usefulness spans not only the physical sciences but also related areas of biology, geology, and environmental science.  Content of the 95th Edition is now available online.

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The 95th Edition of the Handbook includes 22 new tables and major updates and expansions. A new series highlighting the achievements of some of the major historical figures in chemistry and physics was initiated with the 94th edition. This series is continued with this edition, which is focused on Galileo Galilei, James Clerk Maxwell, Marie Sklodowska Curie, and Linus Carl Pauling. This series, which provides biographical information, a list of major achievements, and notable quotations attributed to each of the renowned chemists and physicists, will be continued in succeeding editions. Each edition will feature two chemists and two physicists." (Publisher's description)

New tables:

Section 8: Analytical Chemistry
    Figures of Merit
    Common Symbols Used in Gas and Liquid Chromatographic Schematic Diagrams
    Varieties of Hyphenated Gas Chromatography with Mass Spectrometry
    Section 15: Practical Laboratory Data
    Standard Fittings for Compressed Gas Cylinders
    Plug and Outlet Configurations for Common Laboratory Devices

Section 16: Health and Safety Information
    Abbreviations Used in the Assessment and Presentation of Laboratory Hazards
    Incompatible Chemicals
    Explosion (Shock) Hazards
    Water-Reactive Chemicals
    Testing Requirements for Peroxidizable Compounds
    Tests for the Presence of Peroxides
    Pyrophoric Compounds - Compounds That Are Reactive with Air
    Flammability Hazards of Common Solvents
    Selection of Laboratory Gloves
    Selection of Respirator Cartridges and Filters
    Selection of Protective Laboratory Garments
    Protective Clothing Levels
    Chemical Fume Hoods and Biological Safety Cabinets
    Gas Cylinder Safety and Stamped Markings
    Laser Hazards in the Laboratory
    General Characteristics of Ionizing Radiation for the Purpose of Practical Application of Radiation Protection
    Radiation Safety Units

Significantly updated and expanded tables:

Section 1: Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors
    Update of Standard Atomic Weights (2013)
    Update of Atomic Masses and Abundances

Section 8: Analytical Chemistry
    Expansion of Abbreviations and Symbols Used in Analytical Chemistry

Section 9: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
    Update of Bond Dissociation Energies

Section 12: Properties of Solids
    Major update and Expansion of Electron Stopping Powers

Section 14: Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics
    Major Update of Interstellar Molecules
    Update of Atmospheric Concentration of Carbon Dioxide, 1958-2013
    Update of Global Temperature Trend, 1880-2013

Section 15: Practical Laboratory Data
    Major update of Reference Points on the ITS-90 Temperature Scale
    Update of Laboratory Solvents and Other Liquid Reagents

Section 16: Health and Safety Information
    Update of Flammability of Chemical Substances
    Update of Threshold Limits for Airborne Contaminants to 2013 values

Appendix B:
    Update of Sources of Physical and Chemical Data