Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Physical & Chemical Properties
Some examples of what you might be looking for are:
- boiling point, mass, solubility (physical properties)
- toxicity, flammability, pH (chemical properties)
You can look up the properties of materials in both reference books at the library or online resources.
The following books can be found on the main floor (grey carpet) of the library and cannot be removed from the library. Photocopy, scan, or photograph any pages you need to refer to later.
CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics by
Call Number: QD 65 .H3 V.90 REF
Publication Date: 2009-06-03
Librarian's Note: Quickly look up chemical compositions and properties.
To access SciFinder-n, users are required to register and create an account
. Once the account is created, users may access SciFinder from any computer with Internet access.
SciFinder is a research discovery tool that allows you to explore the Chemical Abstracts Society (CAS) databases that contain literature from many scientific disciplines, including biomedical sciences, chemistry, engineering, materials science, agricultural science, and more.
National Nuclear Data Center
Database of physical properties maintained by the US Dept. of Energy.
NIST Physical Reference Data
Observed data on physical properties of materials maintained by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
A free public search engine for chemical properties and structures provided by the NCBI.
A free public search engine for chemical properties and structures provided by the Royal Society of Chemistry