Dortmund Data Bank

Critical Data of Methane

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Formula Molar Mass CAS Registry Number Name
CH4 16.043 74-82-8 Methane
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Data Table

T [K] P [kPa] State Reference
173.65 5066.000 Critical Point 5
190.50   Critical Point 6
190.55 4599.200 Critical Point 2
190.78   Critical Point 4
191.35 5563.000 Critical Point 1

List of References

Number Source
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3 Kleinrahm R.; Duschek W.; Wagner W.: (Pressure, density, temperature) measurements in the critical region of methane. J.Chem.Thermodyn. 18 (1986) 1103-1114
4 Terry M.J.; Lynch J.T.; Bunclark M.; Mansell K.R.; Staveley L.A.K.: The Densities of Liquid Argon, Krypton, Xenon, Oxygen, Nitrogen, Carbon Monoxide, Methane, and Carbon Tetrafluoride Along the Orthobaric Liquid Curve.. J.Chem.Thermodyn. 1 (1969) 413-424
5 Dewar J.: On the Liquefaction of Oxygen and the Critical Volumes of Fluids. London Edinb.Dub.Philos.Mag.J.Sci. 18 (1884) 210-216
6 Olson J.D.: The refractive index and Lorenz-Lorentz function of fluid methane.. J.Chem.Phys. 63 (1975) 474-484

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