This chapter presents the definitions, properties, preparation and uses of industrial gases. Several of the most important gases used in the chemical and metallurgical industry are treated individually and in detail. A table containing a comprehensive list of the properties of 70 industrial gases is also included.


Absolute Humidity Specific Energy Consumption Uranium Hexafluoride Flammability Limit Maximum Explosion Pressure 
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Further Reading

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