Project Details Heat capacities of liquids and vapours

Project No.:
Start Date:
22 February 2008
End Date:
01 August 2010


The purpose is to produce a single, up-to-date volume on all aspects of heat capacity for liquids and vapours, pure substances and mixtures written by the world’s experts in each of about 20 subject areas.


The book will contain about 20 chapters on all aspects of the heat capacity of liquids and vapours. The chapters will involve theory, experimental methods, and techniques, interesting results on soultions, liquids, vapours, mixtures, electrolytes, critical regions, polymers, glassy states, reactions, effects of high pressure and phase changes. Each chapter will be written by an expert in the respective fields.


A list of the possible chapters are given below.

Foreword: Jean-Pierre Grolier, Chairman of IACT

Preface: E Wilhelm and T M Letcher

Chapter 1. Introduction and Fundamentals

Chapter 2. Equipment for Measuring Heat Capacities

Chapter 3. An Analysis of Conductive Heat losses ina Flow Calorimeter for Heat Capacity Measurement

Chapter 4. Excess Heat Capacities and Related Propertiesof Liquid Mixtures

Chapter 5. Heat Capacity of Non-Electrolyte Solutions

Chapter 6. Heat Capacities and related properties ofVapours and Vapour Mixtures

Chapter 7. Heat Capacity of Electrolyte Solutions

Chapter 8. Scanning-Transitiometry and its Use to DetermineHeat Capacities of Liquids at High Pressures

Chapter 9. Speed of Sound Measurements and Heat Capacities

Chapter 10. Speed of Sound Measurements and Heat Capacitiesof Liquid Systems at High Pressure

Chapter 11: Heat Capacities and Brillouin Scatteringin Liquids

Chapter 12. Photothermal Techniques for Heat Capacities

Chapter 13. Heat Capacities in the Critical Region

Chapter 14. Heat Capacity of Polymeric Systems 2

Chapter 15. Heat Capacities and the structure of Proteins

Chapter 16. Heat Capacities of Liquid Crystals

Chapter 17. Heat capacity measurements of ionic liquidsand aqueous liquid fuels based on adiabatic calorimeters

Chapter 18. Heat Capacities of Reacting Systems

Chapter 19: Heat Capacities and Phase transitions forthe dynamic chemical systems: conformers, tautomers and plastic crystals

Chapter 20: Predictions of Heat Capacities of Liquids

Chapter 21. Computer Simulation Studies of Heat CapacityEffects Associated with Hydrophobic Effects


July 2010 – project completed – book titled “Heat Capacities – Liquids, Solutions and Vapours” published by RSC, 2010 [ISBN 978-0-85404-176-3]. > view details on RSC website

* book announcement published in Chem. Int. 33(2), 2011

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