Pressure-Volume-Temperature Behavior of Methyl Alcohol in the Gaseous and Liquid States

Dibakar Bhattacharyya, George Thodos

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P-V-T data available in the literature for methyl alcohol have been used to develop a reduced density correlation for this substance. The critical constants used are those determined by Young (22): Tc = 513.2° K., Pc = 78.50 atm., and ρc = 0.272 gram/cc. In order to extend the P-V-T information for methyl alcohol over the complete range of temperatures up to TR = 2.0 and pressures up to PR = 40, the Nelson-Obert compressibility factor charts (14) and the available reduced density correlations for water (21) and ammonia (6) have been used. The resulting reduced density plots for methyl alcohol are capable of reproducing experimental values within 1.1%.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-534
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Chemical and Engineering Data
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 1964

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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