Dortmund Data Bank

Heat of Fusion 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] P [kPa] Molar Enthalpy [J/mol] State Reference
290.70   53000.00 Solid-Liquid 2
291.10 101.325 51540.00 Solid-Liquid 1
291.95   51600.00 Solid-Liquid 3
293.15   48912.30 Solid-Liquid 4

List of References

Number Source
1 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. 71 (1949) 3386-3389
2 Metivaud V.; Rajabalee F.; Oonk H.A.J.; Mondieig D.; Haget Y.: Complete Determination of the Solid (Ri)-Liquid Equilibria of Four Consecutive n-Alkane Ternary Systems in the Range C14H30-C21H44 using Only Binary Data. Can.J.Chem. 77 (1999) 332-339
3 Paunovic I.; Mehrotra A.K.: Liquid-solid phase transformation of C16H34, C28H58 and C41H84 and their binary and ternary mixtures. Thermochim.Acta 356 (2000) 27-38
4 Babich M.W.; Benrashid R.; Mounts R.D.: Part 3. Thermal and Flammability Studies. Thermochim.Acta 243 (1994) 193-200

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