Dortmund Data Bank

Melting Point 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
87.15 101.325 Solid-Liquid 3
90.60   Solid-Liquid 5
90.60 101.325 Solid-Liquid 1
90.68 101.325 Solid-Liquid 2
90.72   Solid-Liquid 4
90.93   Solid-Liquid 4

List of References

Number Source
1 Croll I.M.; Scott R.L.: III. Phase Equilibria and Volume Changes in the CH4-CF4 System. J.Phys.Chem. 62 (1958) 954-957
2 Colwell J.H.; Gill E.K.; Morrison J.A.: Thermodynamic Properties of CH4 and CD4. Interpretation of the Properties of the Solids. J.Chem.Phys. 39 (1963) 635-653
3 Latimer W.M.: The Distribution of Thermal Energy in the Tetrachlorides of Carbon, Silicon, Titanium and Tin. J.Am.Chem.Soc. 43 (1921) 90-97
4 Brewer J.; Kurata F.: Freezing Points of Binary Mixtures of Methane. AIChE J. 4 (1958) 317-318
5 Omar M.H.; Dokoupil Z.; Schroten H.G.M.: Determination of the Solid-Liquid Equilibrium Diagram for the Nitrogen-Methane System. Physica (Amsterdam) 28 (1962) 309-329

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