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Hexadecane

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Phase change data

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Data compiled as indicated in comments:
BS - Robert L. Brown and Stephen E. Stein
TRC - Thermodynamics Research Center, NIST Boulder Laboratories, Chris Muzny, director
AC - William E. Acree, Jr., James S. Chickos
ALS - Hussein Y. Afeefy, Joel F. Liebman, and Stephen E. Stein
DH - Eugene S. Domalski and Elizabeth D. Hearing
CAL - James S. Chickos, William E. Acree, Jr., Joel F. Liebman, Students of Chem 202 (Introduction to the Literature of Chemistry), University of Missouri -- St. Louis

Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tboil554. ± 10.KAVGN/AAverage of 10 values; Individual data points
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tfus291. ± 1.KAVGN/AAverage of 52 out of 54 values; Individual data points
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Ttriple291.3 ± 0.1KAVGN/AAverage of 9 values; Individual data points
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Tc722. ± 4.KAVGN/AAverage of 9 values; Individual data points
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Pc14. ± 2.barN/AAmbrose and Tsonopoulos, 1995 
Pc14.01barN/ARosenthal and Teja, 1989Uncertainty assigned by TRC = 0.50 bar; TRC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Vc1.034l/molN/AAmbrose and Tsonopoulos, 1995 
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
rhoc1. ± 0.2mol/lN/AAmbrose and Tsonopoulos, 1995 
rhoc0.967mol/lN/AAnselme, Gude, et al., 1990Uncertainty assigned by TRC = 0.03 mol/l; TRC
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltavap81.3 ± 0.6kJ/molAVGN/AAverage of 9 values; Individual data points
Quantity Value Units Method Reference Comment
Deltasub135.1kJ/molBMorawetz, 1972AC

Enthalpy of vaporization

DeltavapH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
68.5408.N/AMorgan and Kobayashi, 1994Based on data from 393. - 583. K.; AC
59.8520.N/ALee, Dempsey, et al., 1992Based on data from 505. - 589. K.; AC
74.9338.AStephenson and Malanowski, 1987Based on data from 323. - 423. K.; AC
61.7482.A,MMStephenson and Malanowski, 1987Based on data from 467. - 563. K. See also Camin, Forziati, et al., 1954.; AC
66.9343.GCNováková and Novák, 1977AC
66.2353.GCNováková and Novák, 1977AC
65.6363.GCNováková and Novák, 1977AC
64.9373.GCNováková and Novák, 1977AC
64.2383.GCNováková and Novák, 1977AC
80.2300.MEBradley and Shellard, 1949Based on data from 293. - 308. K.; AC
93.4311.MEParks and Moore, 1949Based on data from 299. - 324. K.; AC
65.7455.MEUbbelohde, 1938Based on data from 442. - 469. K.; AC

Antoine Equation Parameters

log10(P) = A − (B / (T + C))
    P = vapor pressure (bar)
    T = temperature (K)

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Temperature (K) A B C Reference Comment
463.20 - 559.94.173121845.672-117.054Camin, Forziati, et al., 1954Coefficents calculated by NIST from author's data.

Enthalpy of sublimation

DeltasubH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
134.9291.BBondi, 1963AC
80. ± 3.288.VBradley and Shellard, 1949, 2hfusion=10.93±1.6 kcal/mol; ALS
83. ± 8.288. - 290.MEBradley and Shellard, 1949, 2AC

Enthalpy of fusion

DeltafusH (kJ/mol) Temperature (K) Method Reference Comment
47.545292.1N/AClaudy and Letoffe, 1991DH
53.359291.34N/AFinke, Gross, et al., 1954DH
53.0290.7DSCMondieig, Rajabalee, et al., 2004AC
51.46291.1N/ADomalski and Hearing, 1996AC
51.543291.1N/AParks, Moore, et al., 1949DH

Entropy of fusion

DeltafusS (J/mol*K) Temperature (K) Reference Comment
183.15291.34Finke, Gross, et al., 1954DH
177.1291.1Parks, Moore, et al., 1949DH

Entropy of fusion

DeltafusS (J/mol*K) Temperature (K) Reference Comment
183.13291.3Domalski and Hearing, 1996CAL
176.79291.1

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References

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Data compilation copyright by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce on behalf of the U.S.A. All rights reserved.

Ambrose and Tsonopoulos, 1995
Ambrose, D.; Tsonopoulos, C., Vapor-Liquid Critical Properties of Elements and Compounds. 2. Normal Alkenes, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1995, 40, 531-546. [all data]

Rosenthal and Teja, 1989
Rosenthal, D.J.; Teja, A.S., The Critical Properties of n-Alkanes Using a Low-Residence Time Flow Apparatus, AIChE J., 1989, 35, 1829. [all data]

Anselme, Gude, et al., 1990
Anselme, M.J.; Gude, M.; Teja, A.S., The Critical Temperatures and Densities of the n-Alkanes from Pentane to Octadecane, Fluid Phase Equilib., 1990, 57, 317-26. [all data]

Morawetz, 1972
Morawetz, Ernst, Correlation of sublimation enthalpies at 298.15 K with molecular structure for planar aromatic hydrocarbons, The Journal of Chemical Thermodynamics, 1972, 4, 3, 461-467, https://doi.org/10.1016/0021-9614(72)90030-4 . [all data]

Morgan and Kobayashi, 1994
Morgan, David L.; Kobayashi, Riki, Direct vapor pressure measurements of ten n-alkanes m the 10-C28 range, Fluid Phase Equilibria, 1994, 97, 211-242, https://doi.org/10.1016/0378-3812(94)85017-8 . [all data]

Lee, Dempsey, et al., 1992
Lee, Chang Ha; Dempsey, Dennis M.; Mohamed, Rahoma S.; Holder, Gerald D., Vapor-liquid equilibria in the systems of n-decane/tetralin, n-hexadecane/tetralin, n-decane/1-methylnaphthalene, and 1-methylnaphthalene/tetralin, J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1992, 37, 2, 183-186, https://doi.org/10.1021/je00006a012 . [all data]

Stephenson and Malanowski, 1987
Stephenson, Richard M.; Malanowski, Stanislaw, Handbook of the Thermodynamics of Organic Compounds, 1987, https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-009-3173-2 . [all data]

Camin, Forziati, et al., 1954
Camin, David L.; Forziati, Alphonse F.; Rossini, Frederick D., Physical Properties of n-Hexadecane, n-Decylcyclopentane, n-Decylcyclohexane, 1-Hexadecene and n-Decylbenzene, J. Phys. Chem., 1954, 58, 5, 440-442, https://doi.org/10.1021/j150515a015 . [all data]

Nováková and Novák, 1977
Nováková, N.; Novák, J., Measurement of heats of vaporization by means of a gas chromatograph, Journal of Chromatography A, 1977, 135, 1, 13-24, https://doi.org/10.1016/S0021-9673(00)86297-4 . [all data]

Bradley and Shellard, 1949
Bradley, R.S.; Shellard, A.D., The theory of molecular distillation and its experimental verification, Trans. Faraday Soc., 1949, 45, 501, https://doi.org/10.1039/tf9494500501 . [all data]

Parks and Moore, 1949
Parks, George S.; Moore, George E., Vapor Pressure and Other Thermodynamic Data for n-Hexadecane and n-Dodecylcyclohexane near Room Temperature, J. Chem. Phys., 1949, 17, 11, 1151, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.1747130 . [all data]

Ubbelohde, 1938
Ubbelohde, A.R., Structure and thermodynamic properties of long-chain compounds, Trans. Faraday Soc., 1938, 34, 282, https://doi.org/10.1039/tf9383400282 . [all data]

Bondi, 1963
Bondi, A., Heat of Siblimation of Molecular Crystals: A Catalog of Molecular Structure Increments., J. Chem. Eng. Data, 1963, 8, 3, 371-381, https://doi.org/10.1021/je60018a027 . [all data]

Bradley and Shellard, 1949, 2
Bradley, R.S.; Shellard, A.D., The rate of evaporation of droplets. III. Vapour pressures and rates of evaporation of straight-chain paraffin hydrocarbons, Proc. Roy. Soc. London A, 1949, 198, 239-251. [all data]

Claudy and Letoffe, 1991
Claudy, P.; Letoffe, J.M., Phase transitions in even n-alkanes CnH2n+2, n = 16-28. Characterization by differential calorimetric analysis and by thermooptical analysis. Effect of deuteration, Calorim. Anal. Therm., 1991, 22, 281-290. [all data]

Finke, Gross, et al., 1954
Finke, H.L.; Gross, M.E.; Waddington, G.; Huffman, H.M., Low-temperature thermal data for the nine normal paraffin hydrocarbons from octane to hexadecane, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1954, 76, 333-341. [all data]

Mondieig, Rajabalee, et al., 2004
Mondieig, D.; Rajabalee, F.; Metivaud, V.; Oonk, H.A.J.; Cuevas-Diarte, M.A., n -Alkane Binary Molecular Alloys, Chem. Mater., 2004, 16, 5, 786-798, https://doi.org/10.1021/cm031169p . [all data]

Domalski and Hearing, 1996
Domalski, Eugene S.; Hearing, Elizabeth D., Heat Capacities and Entropies of Organic Compounds in the Condensed Phase. Volume III, J. Phys. Chem. Ref. Data, 1996, 25, 1, 1, https://doi.org/10.1063/1.555985 . [all data]

Parks, Moore, et al., 1949
Parks, G.S.; Moore, G.E.; Renquist, M.L.; Naylor, B.F.; McClaine, L.A.; Fujii, P.S.; Hatton, J.A., Thermal data on organic compounds. XXV. Some heat capacity, entropy and free energy data for nine hydrocarbons of high molecular weight, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 1949, 71, 3386-3389. [all data]


Notes

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