Physical Properties

These resources have chemical and physical properties for a variety of substances. Some of the properties available are listed for each resources. The Chemistry and other IUB Libraries staff will happily answer any questions you have about using these resources!

Online Resources:

  • Chemfinder: boiling point, chemical structure, density, flash point, melting point, molecular formula, molecular weight, refractive index, vapor density, vapor pressure
  • ChemIDPlus: atmospheric OH rate constant, boiling point, LogP, melting point, Henry’s Law Constant, pKa, vapor pressure, water solubility
  • ChemSpider: physical and experimental properties, spectra, structural representations and more
  • Landolt-Börnstein Substance / Property Index:  lists all substances and their properties which are reported on in the indexed Landolt-Börnstein volumes. In total, 160 000 organic and inorganic compounds are described by names, molecular structures, chemical abstract numbers and other identifiers
  • NIST Chemistry WebBook: gas and condensed phase properties, reaction thermochemistry, ion properties, constants of diatomics, spectra.
  • Physical Properties Sources Index (PPSI): lists recommended databases, handbooks, and websites (data, definition, measurement) for physico-chemical and other material properties.
  • Reaxys: more than 800 physical and chemical properties
  • SciFinder: boiling point, melting point, density, logD, logP, H acceptors/donors, molecular weight, optical rotary power, pKa, refractive index, solubility, and other properties for selected substances.


Resources Online and in Print:

  • CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics: boiling point, density, heat capacity, magnetic susceptibility, melting point, refractive index, solubility, vapor pressure, as well as other thermochemical, electrochemical, and other properties.
    QD 65 .C52 ON RESERVE
  • Sigma-Aldrich Catalog: meling points, boiling points, density, vapor pressure, or refractive indexof chemicals supplied by Sigma, Aldrich, or Fluka.
    TP 202 .A54 ON RESERVE


Print Resources:

  • Dissociation Constants of Organic Bases in Aqueous Solution: pK values for 3800 organic bases
    QD273 .P45 REFERENCE
  • Handbook of Data on Common Organic Compounds: boiling point, density, melting point,  refractive index, solubility, and vapor pressure of more than 5,000 organic substances.
    QD 257.7 .H35 ON RESERVE
  • Handbook of Inorganic Compounds: boiling point, density, melting point, and solubility of more than 3,000 inorganic compounds.
    QD 155.5 .H36 ON RESERVE
  • Lange's Handbook of Chemistry, 16th ed: boiling point, chemical name, density, flash point, melting point, molecular formula, molecular weight, refractive index, Beilstein registry number, solubility, spectral information (13C NMR), thermodynamic properties.
    QD 65 .L36 REFERENCE
    *Note: Using the index in the back to find the table where the data is will make it much easier to find what you are looking for.*
  • The Merck Index, 14th ed: melting point, boiling point, specific rotation, solubility, density, refractive index, pKa and others.
    RS 51. M4 ON RESERVE
  • Zahlenwerte und Funktionen aus Physik, Chemie, Astronomie, Geophysik und Technik (Landolt-Bornstein): acoustics, crystal structure data, deffustion, densities, equilibria, structure data, thermodynamics, others.


last updated: 1/31/2013