Dortmund Data Bank

Std. Heat of Formation of Hexadecane

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Formula Molar Mass CAS Registry Number Name
C16H34 226.446 544-76-3 Hexadecane
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Data Table

T [K] Molar Enthalpy [J/mol] State Reference
298.00 -459320.00 Liquid 2
298.00 -456350.00 Liquid 4
298.00 -374259.00 Vapor 3
298.00 -373338.00 Vapor 1

List of References

Number Source
1 Prosen E.J.; Rossini F.D.: Heats of combustion and formation of the paraffin hydrocarbons at 25oC.. J.Res. NBS 34 (1945) 263-269
2 Richardson J.W.; Parks G.S.: Thermal data on organic compounds. XIX. Modern combustion data for some non-volatile compounds containing carbon, hydrogen and oxygen.. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 61 (1939) 3543-3546
3 Parks G.S.; Moore G.E.: Vapor Pressure and other Thermodynamic Data for n-Hexadecane and n-Dodecylcyclohexane near Room Temperature. J.Chem.Phys. 17 (1949) 1151-1153
4 Fraser F.M.; Prosen E.J.: Heats of Combustion of Liquid n-Hexadecane, 1-Hexadecene, n-Decylbenzene, n-Decylcyclohexane, n-Decylcyclopentane, and the Variation of Heat of Combustion With Chain Length. J.Res. NBS 55 (1955) 329-333

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