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Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Hexadecane



Stephanie L. Outcalt, Arno R. Laesecke, Tara J. Fortin


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.
Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics


Adiabatic Compressibility, Compressed Liquid, Density, Hexadecane, Speed of Sound


Outcalt, S. , Laesecke, A. and Fortin, T. (2010), Density and Speed of Sound Measurements of Hexadecane, Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, [online], (Accessed May 27, 2024)


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Created January 7, 2010, Updated June 2, 2021