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Publication Citation: Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Hexadecane

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Author(s): Stephanie L. Outcalt; Arno R. Laesecke; Tara J. Fortin;
Title: Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Hexadecane
Published: January 07, 2010
Abstract: The density and speed of sound of hexadecane have been measured using two instruments. Both instruments use the vibrating-tube method for measuring density. Ambient pressure (83 kPa) density and speed of sound measurements were carried out with a rapid characterization instrument from 290.65 K to 343.15 K. Adiabatic compressibilities are derived from the density and speed of sound data at ambient pressure. Compressed liquid density measurements were carried out in a second instrument and ranged from 310 K to 470 K with pressures from 1 MPa to 50 MPa. The density measurements are correlated within 0.1 % with a modified Tait equation.
Citation: Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics
Volume: 42
Pages: pp. 700 - 706
Keywords: Adiabatic Compressibility, Compressed Liquid, Density, Hexadecane, Speed of Sound
Research Areas: Physical Properties, Chemical Engineering & Processing, Energy, Chemistry, Fossil Fuels
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