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Chemistry - Finding Physical Properties of Substances: Home



This guide will direct you to specific resources for finding the physical properties of substances and instructions on how to best search those resources. This guide is sorted by type of physical property, e.g. boiling point.

See also  Chemistry

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Research Tips

Some physical properties can be found in more than one library resource. You may use any of the resources listed to find the data. The resources are sorted into two types: Online and Print. Please check with your instructor for any preferences or restrictions they may have for choosing a resource.

Online resources can be accessed both on and off campus unless otherwise noted. You will need your Seneca user name and password to access them if you are off campus.

Print resources are available behind the Borrower Services desk at Seneca@York library and are for in library use only.

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Can't Find Your Substance?

If you can't find your substance name in any of the reference books - try the links below. These are great sources for synonyms and can match an antiquated term with the modern accepted term and registered number.

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