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CHEMI 2551: Physical Properties of Organic Compounds

CRC Handbook Online

Use the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics to look up important chemical information about your compounds/sources. 

  1. Start by clicking the link above.  If you are off campus. you'll want to log in with your COD Network ID (the same username and password you use to access Blackboard.)
  2. Next, head to the glass beaker image in the upper right hand corner.
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  3. Draw your molecule in the box. Once you have a list of results, click on the details page and head to the bottom of that new info.  Click on the link that says "Section 3, Physical Constants of Organic Compounds" to find the full information about your molecule/compound.  Be sure to consult full table information to get explanations for column names and abbreviations. 

Recommended Citation 

CAS Number, "Table." in Author/Editor. Book [Format], edition,; Publisher, year,  Simplified URL. 

Example citing cyclohexanone (my sample compound from class):  

108.94.1. "Physical Constants of Organic Compounds," In Rumble, J. R. (eds.),  CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics [Online], 102nd ed., CRC Press/Taylor & Francis,

Using Knovel

You'll want to start by using the search box to find the "Basic Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds" table.  (Make sure you pick the option that is labeled "Knovel Critical Tables," not the sample.)

Once you've opened that, input your compound information and see what comes up.  

Recommended Citation: 

CAS Number, "Table." in Book [Format], ed.; Publisher, year,  URL. 

Example citing my compound: 

79-20-9. "Basic Physical Properties of Chemical Compounds." In Knovel Critical Tables [Online], 2nd ed.; Knovel Corporation, 2008. 

Drug Information: PubChem


Click on the "Cite link on the right side of the screen to get a citation. 

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Recommended Citation: 

Royal Society of Chemistry (Year). ChemSpider Compound Summary for CAS # Fill in here.. Retrieved November 29, 2022 from 


Cite: APA Style for Chemistry Presentations

There are citation examples in each box above.  Please contact the library if you have any questions.  (You can also find more APA style citation information at the link below.)

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