Iona Prep Physics Properties of Substances

 

Absolute Indices of Refraction
Substance Index
Air 1.00
Alcohol 1.36
Canada Balsam 1.53
Corn Oil 1.47
Diamond 2.42
Glass,Crown 1.52
Glass, Flint 1.61
Glycerol 1.47
Lucite 1.50
Quartz, Fused 1.46
Water 1.33
Wavelengths of Light in a Vacuum
Color Wavelength(x10-7 m)
Violet 4.0-4.2
Blue 4.2-4.9
Green 4.9-5.7
Yellow 5.7-5.9
Orange 5.9-6.5
Red 6.5-7.0
SubstanceSpecific Heat (kJ/kg*Co) Melting Point (oC) Boiling point (oC) Heat of Fusion (kJ/kg) Heat of Vaporization (kJ/kg)
Alcohol(ethyl) 2.43 -117 79 109 855
Aluminum .90 660 2467 396 10500
Ammonia 4.71 -78 -33 332 1370
Copper .39 1083 2567 205 4790
Iron .45 1535 2750 267 6290
Lead .13 328 1740 25 866
Mercury .14 -39 357 11 295
Platinum .13 1772 3827 101 229
Silver .24 962 2212 105 2370
Tungsten .13 3410 5660 192 4350
Water (Ice-Solid) 2.05 0 - 334 -
Water (Liquid) 4.19 - 100 - 2260
Water (Steam) 2.01 - - - -
Zinc .39 420 907 113 1170


Page revised on 6/16/2004 by Br. Robert W. Harris

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