Handbooks and Encyclopedias are useful to consult if you need quick access to data or property information about chemicals, processes, conversions, etc. These are "secondary" or "tertiary" resources that collect information from other authoritative sources such as the primary journal literature.
Perry's is one of the most important resources for chemical engineers. It is organized into three sections: Section 1 contains fundamentals, such as conversion charts; Section 2 contains process data, such as solublity and thermodynamic properties; and Section 3 contains auxiliary information, such as materials and process machinery data.
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This handbook includes information on 4,300 organic compounds and is your first stop for basic chemistry information. In addition to basic chemical information, such as structural formula, formula weight, Beilstein reference and density, this book also includes sections on topics such as conversion, mathematics, surface tension, and properties of atoms, radicals, and bond
27 volumes. Presents a wide scope of articles on chemical substances—including their properties, manufacturing, and uses. It also focuses on industrial processes and unit operations in chemical engineering, as well as covering fundamentals and scientific subjects related to the field. Additionally, environmental and health issues concerning chemical technology are also addressed.
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Encyclopedia of Chemical Processing and Design (Editor: McKetta) Print version
This 69 volume set has articles on various aspects of chemical processes and design.