Thermal conductivity of liquids: Aliphatic alcohols.
Abstract:ESDU 93008 gives data for all isomers up to C6, for 6 C7 isomers, 4 C8 isomers, 2 C9 isomers, and for the normal alcohols from C10 to C20. Experimental results drawn from the literature for each compound were fitted with a four-term polynomial equation in reduced temperature. The coefficients were also faired with changing molecular structure to ensure the best correlation not only for the individual compounds but also as members of their chemical series. The coefficient correlations also allowed values to be predicted for compounds for which no measured data exist. For these compounds, it was found only one coefficient varied across the families, while the other three remained constant. The equations were used to tabulate thermal conductivity values from the melting point to about 0.9 critical temperature in SI units at 10 K and 10 degree C intervals. The critical point, coefficients and sources of the data are given for each compound. Conversion factors are provided for common British units, the effect of pressure is briefly considered and the likely accuracy of the tabulated values is discussed.
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