Structural Chemistry

, Volume 4, Issue 4, pp 271–278 | Cite as

Heat capacity corrections to a standard state: a comparison of new and some literature methods for organic liquids and solids

  • James S. Chickos
  • Sarah Hosseini
  • Donald G. Hesse
  • Joel F. Liebman


The estimation methods commonly used to correct phase change enthalpies to the standard state are compared where possible to experimental measurements. Heat capacity corrections for liquid-gas equilibria are found to correlate with molecular structure, and we suggest an improved method for estimating these corrections using group methods. A similar improvement for estimating heat capacity corrections for solid-gas equilibria using group methods is also proposed. Heat capacity corrections for liquid-solid equilibria are examined. These corrections were found to be comparable in magnitude to the experimental error associated with heat capacity measurements, so it was not possible to obtain any meaningful correlations.

Key words

Heat capacity comparison of estimation methods 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • James S. Chickos
    • 1
  • Sarah Hosseini
    • 1
  • Donald G. Hesse
    • 1
  • Joel F. Liebman
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ChemistryUniversity of Missouri-St. LouisSt. Louis
  2. 2.Department of Chemistry and BiochemistryUniversity of Maryland Baltimore CountyBaltimore

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