Relationships between Melting Point and Boiling Point of Organic Compounds

Samuel H. Yalkowsky, Joseph F. Krzyzaniak, Paul B. Myrdal

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Relationships between melting point and boiling point are shown to be dependent upon the molecular symmetry number and a modified count of the total number of atoms in the molecule. Using the above relationships, the boiling and melting points of nearly 1000 non-hydrogen-bonding organic compounds have been correlated. The correlations for boiling point and melting point have root mean square errors of 28 and 36 °C, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1872-1877
Number of pages6
JournalIndustrial and Engineering Chemistry Research
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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