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Chemistry Guide - Encyclopedias, Handbooks, Tables

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Handbooks , and Tables

  • Dictionaries -- good source for terminology

  • Encyclopedias -- articles on relevant topics, references to leading sources,

  • Handbooks and Tables -- Physical data collections (including spectra collections), some are ordered by compound name or formula, others by the value of the property in question, reaction and synthesis guides, analytical methods guides.

Selected Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

[For more titles, go to Sterling.  Select Subject and then search Chemistry-dictionaries  or Chemistry Technical Encyclopedias]

Chemistry WebBook (NIST)
Access to chemical and physical property data for chemical species through the internet.

Internationally recommended values of the Fundamental Physical Constants


Encyclopedia of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD451 .E539 2001 

Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary
Founders Library Reference Desk QD5 .C5 1997b 

Kirk-Othmer Concise Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology
Founders Library Reference TP9 .K54 1999 

Macmillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD4 .M33 1997 

The Merck Index : An Encyclopedia Of Chemicals, Drugs, And Biologicals
Founders Library Reference Desk RS51 .M4 1996 

Organic Chemist's Desk Reference
Founders Library Reference QD291 .R56 1995 

Physical Reference Database (NIST)
Information at the foundation of modern science and technology from the Physics Laboratory of NIST

Selected Handbooks

Analytical Chemistry Handbook
Founders Library Reference Desk QD78 .D43 1995 

Beilstein Handbook of Organic Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD251 .B4 1918 Suppl.5 

CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
Founders Library Reference Desk QD65 H3 2000/01 

Chemical Properties Handbook
Founders Library Reference Desk TP200 .Y35 1999 

Gmelin Handbook of Inorganic and Organometallic Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD151 G52 

Handbook of Instrumental Techniques for Analytical Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD79.I5 H36 1997 

Handbook of Organic Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD251.2 D43 1987 

Handbook of Physical Properties of Organic Chemicals
Founders Library Reference QD257.7 .H374 1997 

Handbook of Surface and Colloid Chemistry
Founders Library Reference QD508 .H36 1997 

Lange's Handbook of Chemistry
Founders Library Reference Desk QD65 L36  15th ed. 1999 

Separation Procedures in Inorganic Analysis

Founders Library Reference QD63 S4 Y68  

Selected Tables

The Aldrich Library of Infrared Spectra
Founders Library Reference QD96 I5 P67 1981 

The Aldrich Library of NMR Spectra
Founders Library Reference QD96 N8 P68 1983 

CRC Atlas of Spectral Data and Physical Constants for Organic Compounds
Founders Library Reference QD257.7 G7 1975 

The Handbook of Infrared and Raman Spectra of Inorganic Compounds and Organic Salts
Founders Library Reference QC457 .N927 1997 

Tables of Physical and Chemical Constants and Some Mathematical Functions
Founders Library Reference QC61 K3 1986 

The Wiley/NBS Registry of Mass Spectral Data
Founders Library Reference QC454 M3 M395 1989 

NIST Spectral Database
The Atomic Spectra Database (ASD) contains data for radiative transitions and energy levels in atoms and atomic ions.

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