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Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Guide. Resources on this guide provide information on the subject of chemical engineering. If you have suggestions for additional sources send them to

Points to Remember

from: 'How to Find Physical and Thermodynamic Properties of chemical substances" tutorial created by Bruce Slutsky at NJIT Library.

Original research including the first reporting of physical properties is published in journals and conference proceeding and eventually will appear in review articles, monographs, and textbooks. This information may be found in these sources, but it is much much easier to obtain them through print or electronic data compilations.

There are over 50 million unique chemical substances that have been reported in the literature. It is much easier to find data on common substances. The overwhelming majority of all chemical substances have been reported in the literature only once or twice. Thus, many properties for those substances have not been documented in the literature.