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Virial Coefficients of Pure Gases



J H. Dymond, K N. Marsh, R C. Wilhoit, K C. Wong, Michael D. Frenkel


This critical compilation of virial coefficients of pure gases is a sequel to The Virial Coefficients of Pure Gases and Mixtures, by J.H. Dymond and E.B. Smith (Oxford University Press, 1979). This new and enlarged edition was prepared from the virial coefficient database at the Thermodynamics Research Center, formerly at Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas and now located at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado. The virial coefficient data in this compilation will be of interest to the theoretical chemist as it includesmany sets of accurate gas imperfection data which have been determined over the past twenty years by improved methods of gas density determination, by isochoric Burnett coupling methods and from speed of sound measurements, as well as by the more traditional techniques. The needs of the industrial chemist are met by these more reliable data and also the increased number of compounds for which data are now available. For each compound, the second and third virial coefficient data from different published sources are tabulated in increasing order of temperature, and an estimate of the uncertainty is given. Conversion to a uniform set of units is undertaken where necessary. In the majority of cases, where the data cover a sufficiently wide range of temperature, a weighted data fit has been made for the second virial coefficients, and coeffficientsof the given equation are recorded. Values of the second virial coefficient given by the equation at selected temperatures are quoted. This volume includes material published up to the end of 1998. While every effort has been made to see that the tables are free from error, it is unlikely that there will be no omissions or mistakes. We would appreciate it if corrections could be brought to our attention.
Virial Coefficients of Pure Gases (Landolt-Bornstein - Numerical Data & Functional Relationships in Science & Technology: Group 4 - Physical Chemistry)
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Springer, Berlin, -1


coefficient, data evaluation, second virial, third virial coefficient, virial coefficient


Dymond, J. , Marsh, K. , Wilhoit, R. , Wong, K. and Frenkel, M. (2002), Virial Coefficients of Pure Gases, Springer, Berlin, -1 (Accessed July 18, 2024)


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Created July 31, 2002, Updated October 12, 2021