CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics

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Title page of the 91st Edition

The CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics is a comprehensive one-volume reference resource for science research, currently in its 95th edition. It is sometimes nicknamed the 'Rubber Bible' or the 'Rubber Book', as CRC originally stood for "Chemical Rubber Company".

As late as the 1962–1963 edition (3,604 pages) the Handbook contained myriad information for every branch of science and engineering. Sections in this edition includes; Mathematics, Properties and Physical Constants, Chemical Tables, Properties of Matter, Heat, Hygrometric and Barometric Tables, Sound, Quantities and Units, and Miscellaneous. There are such prosaic subjects as; "Antidotes of Poisons", "Rules for Naming Organic Compounds", "Surface Tension of Fused Salts", "Percent Composition of Anti-Freeze Solutions", "Spark-gap Voltages", "Greek Alphabet", "Musical Scales", "Pigments and Dyes", "Comparison of Tons and Pounds", "Twist Drill and Steel Wire Gauges" and "Properties of the Earth's Atmosphere at Elevations up to 160 Kilometers". Later editions focus almost exclusively on Chemistry and Physics topics and eliminated much of the more "common" information.

64th Edition of CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics with American dollar bill for scale; weighs 8 lb 5.6 oz
  • 22nd Edition - 44th Edition
    • Section A: Mathematical Tables
    • Section B: Properties and Physical Constants
    • Section C: General Chemical Tables / Specific Gravity and Properties of Matter
    • Section D: Heat and Hygrometry / Sound / Electricity and Magnetism / Light
    • Section E: Quantities and Units / Miscellaneous
    • Index
  • 45th Edition - 70th Edition
    • Section A: Mathematical Tables
    • Section B: Elements and Inorganic Compounds
    • Section C: Organic Compounds
    • Section D: General Chemical
    • Section E: General Physical Constants
    • Section F: Miscellaneous
    • Index
  • 71st Edition - xxxth Edition
    • Section 1: Basic Constants, Units, and Conversion Factors
    • Section 2: Symbols, Terminology, and Nomenclature
    • Section 3: Physical Constants of Organic Compounds
    • Section 4: Properties of the Elements and Inorganic Compounds
    • Section 5: Thermochemistry, Electrochemistry, and Kinetics
    • Section 6: Fluid Properties
    • Section 7: Biochemistry
    • Section 8: Analytical Chemistry
    • Section 9: Molecular Structure and Spectroscopy
    • Section 10: Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics
    • Section 11: Nuclear and Particle Physics
    • Section 12: Properties of Solids
    • Section 13: Polymer Properties
    • Section 14: Geophysics, Astronomy, and Acoustics
    • Section 15: Practical Laboratory Data
    • Section 16: Health and Safety Information
    • Appendix A: Mathematical Tables
    • Appendix B: CAS Registry Numbers and Molecular Formulas of Inorganic Substances (72nd - 75th)
    • Appendix B: Sources of Physical and Chemical Data (83rd - )
    • Index

In addition to an extensive line of engineering handbooks and references and textbooks across virtually all scientific disciplines, CRC is today also known as a leading publisher of books related to forensic sciences, forensic pathology, criminology, and police sciences.

Previous editions[edit]

  • 95th Edition (26 Jun 2014) ISBN 1-4822-0867-9 with 2693 pages, Editor-in-Chief W. M. Haynes
  • 94th Edition (19 Jul 2013) ISBN 1-4665-7114-4 with 2668 pages, Editor-in-Chief W. M. Haynes
  • 93rd Edition (31 Jul 2012) ISBN 1-4398-8049-2 with 2664 pages, Editor-in-Chief W. M. Haynes
  • 92nd Edition (15 Jun 2011) ISBN 1-4398-5511-0 with 2656 pages, Editor-in-Chief W. M. Haynes
  • 91st Edition (01 Jul 2010) ISBN 1-4398-2077-5 with 2610 pages
  • 90th Edition (03 Jun 2009) ISBN 1-4200-9084-4 with 2804 pages, Editor-in-Chief D. R. Lide
  • 89th Edition (17 Jun 2008) ISBN 1-4200-6679-X with 2736 pages
  • 88th Edition (01 Oct 2007) ISBN 0-8493-0488-1 with 2640 pages
  • 87th Edition (15 Jun 2006) ISBN 0-8493-0487-3 with 2592 pages
  • 86th Edition (23 Jun 2005) ISBN 0-8493-0486-5 with 2544 pages
  • 85th Edition (11 Jun 2004) ISBN 0-8493-0485-7 with 2656 pages
  • 84th Edition (19 Jun 2003) ISBN 0-8493-0484-9 with 2616 pages
  • 83rd Edition (18 Jun 2002) ISBN 0-8493-0483-0 with 2664 pages
  • 82nd Edition (2001) ISBN 0-8493-0482-2 with 2588 pages
  • 81st Edition (2000) ISBN 0-8493-0481-4 with 2494 pages
  • 80th Edition (1999) ISBN 0-8493-0480-6 with 2441 pages
  • 79th Edition (1998) ISBN 0-8493-0479-2 with 2423 pages
  • 78th Edition (1997) ISBN 0-8493-0478-4 with 2447 pages
  • 77th Edition (1996) ISBN 0-8493-0477-6 with 2624 pages, student ISBN 0-8493-0596-9 with 2608 pages
  • 76th Edition (1995) ISBN 0-8493-0476-8 with 2512 pages
  • 75th Edition (1994) ISBN 0-8493-0475-X with 2531 pages
  • 74th Edition (1993) ISBN 0-8493-0474-1 with 2624 pages
  • 73rd Edition (1992) ISBN 0-8493-0566-7 with 2489 pages or ISBN 0-8493-0565-9 or ISBN 0-8493-0473-3
  • 72nd Edition (1991) ISBN 0-8493-0472-5 with 2407 pages
  • 71st Edition (1990) ISBN 0-8493-0471-7 with 2324 pages
  • 70th Edition (1989) ISBN 0-8493-0470-9 with 2502 pages, Editor-in-Chief R. C. Weast
  • 69th Edition (1988) ISBN 0-8493-0469-5 with 2488 pages
  • 68th Edition (1987) ISBN 0-8493-0740-6 with 2416 pages
  • 67th Edition (1986) ISBN 0-8493-0467-9 with 2406 pages
  • 66th Edition (1985) ISBN 0-8493-0466-0 with 2363 pages
  • 65th Edition (1984) ISBN 0-8493-0465-2 with 2290 pages
  • 64th Edition (1983) ISBN 0-8493-0464-4 with 2303 pages
  • 63rd Edition (1982) ISBN 0-8493-0463-6 with 2381 pages
  • 62nd Edition (1981) ISBN 0-8493-0462-8 with 2332 pages
  • 61st Edition (1980) ISBN 0-8493-0461-X with 2454 pages
  • 60th Edition (1979) ISBN 0-8493-0460-8 with 2385 pages or ISBN 1-114-38328-7
  • 59th Edition (1978) ISBN 0-8493-0549-8 with 2488 pages
  • 58th Edition (1977) ISBN 0-8493-0458-X with 2348 pages
  • 57th Edition (1976) ISBN 0-87819-456-8 with 2390 pages
  • 56th Edition (1975) ISBN 0-87819-455-X with 2350 pages
  • 55th Edition (1974) ISBN 0-87819-454-1 with 2279 pages
  • 54th Edition (1973) ISBN 0-87819-454-1 with 2406 pages
  • 53rd Edition (1972) ISBN 1-114-49810-6 with 2335 pages
  • 52nd Edition (1971) ISBN 1-114-12799-X with 2319 pages, Editor-in-Chief R. C. Weast
  • 51st Edition (1970) with 2364 pages
  • 50th Edition (1969) with 2356 pages
  • 49th Edition (1968) with 2092 pages
  • 48th Edition (1967) with 1937 pages
  • 47th Edition (1966) with 1856 pages
  • 46th Edition (1965) with 1713 pages
  • 45th Edition (1964) with 1495 pages
  • 44th Edition (1962) with 3604 pages, Editor-in-Chief C. D. Hodgman (small format)
  • 43rd Edition (1961) with 3515 pages
  • 42nd Edition (1960) with 3481 pages
  • 41st Edition (1959) with 3472 pages
  • 40th Edition (1958) with 3456 pages
  • 39th Edition (1957) with 3230 pages
  • 38th Edition (1956) with 3206 pages
  • 37th Edition (1955) with 3156 pages
  • 36th Edition (1954) with 3173 pages
  • 35th Edition (1953) with 3163 pages
  • 34th Edition (1952) with 2950 pages
  • 33rd Edition (1951) with 2894 pages
  • 32nd Edition (1950) with 2879 pages
  • 31st Edition (1949) with 2737 pages (Original copyright 1948)
  • 30th Rev Ed. (1947) with 2686 pages
  • 30th Edition (1946) with 2686 pages
  • 29th Edition (Mar 1945) with 2640 pages
  • 28th Edition (Jan 1944) with 2571 pages
  • 27th Edition (Feb 1943) with 2553 pages
  • 26th Edition (Jun 1942) with 2515 pages
  • 25th Edition (Jul 1941) with 2503 pages
  • 24th Edition (Jul 1940) with 2564 pages
  • 23rd Edition (May 1939) with 2221 pages
  • 22nd Edition (Aug 1937) with 2069 pages
  • 21st Edition (Aug 1936) with 2023 pages
  • 20th Edition (Sep 1935) with 1933 pages
  • 19th Edition (Sep 1934) with 1951 pages
  • 18th Edition (Sep 1933) with 1818 pages
  • 17th Edition (Sep 1932) with 1722 pages
  • 16th Edition (Aug 1931) with 1545 pages
  • 15th Edition (Sep 1930) with 1425 pages
  • 14th Edition (1929) with 1386 pages
  • 13th Edition (Jul 1928) with 1214 pages
  • 12th Edition (Aug 1927) with 1112 pages
  • 11th Edition (Mar 1926) with 1011 pages
  • 10th Edition (1924) with 904 pages
  • 9th Edition (Aug 1922) with 803 pages
  • 8th Edition (Nov 1919) with 711 pages
  • 7th Edition (1918) with 557 pages
  • 6th Edition (Aug 1917) with 482 pages
  • 5th Edition (1917) with 414 pages
  • 4th Edition (1915) with 375 pages
  • 3rd Edition (1914) with 322 pages
  • 2nd Edition (1914) with 296 pages
  • 1st Edition (1914) with 116 pages (Original copyright 1913)

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