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Physical Properties of Pure Methanol

Molecular Weight
Critical Temperature
Critical Pressure
Critical Density
Critical Compressibility
Factor
Specific Gravity
Liquid
o
(25/4 C)
o
(20/4 C)
(15/4C)
Vapour
Vapour Pressure
20C (68F)

25C (77F)

Latent Heat of
Vapourization
25C (77F)
64.6C (148.3F)
Heat Capacity at Constant
Pressure
25C (77F) (101.3kPa)
Liquid

Vapour

Coefficient of Cubic
Thermal Expansion
20C
40C

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32.04 g mol
512.5K
(239C; 463F)
8.084MPa
(78.5 atm)
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0.2715 g cm
0.224

Boiling Point
760 mm Hg (101.3 kPa)
Freezing Point

0.7866
0.7915
0.7960
1.11
12.8 kPa
(1.856 psia)
(96 mm Hg)
16.96 kPa
(2.459 psia)
(127.2 mm Hg)
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37.43 kJ mol
-1
(279.0 cal g )
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35.21 kJ mol
-1
(262.5 cal g )

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81.08 J mol K
-1 -1
(0.604 cal g K )
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(0.604 Btu lb F )
-1 -1
44.06 J mol K [1]
-1 -1
(0.328 cal g K )
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(0.328 Btu lb F )

Reid Vapour Pressure


Flash Point
Closed vessel (TCC method)
Open vessel (TOC method)
Auto Ignition Temperature
Viscosity
Liquid
-25C (-13F)
0C (32F)
25C (77F)
Vapour
25C (77F)
127C (261F)
Surface Tension
20C (68F)
25C (77F)
Refractive Index
15C (59F)
20C (68F)
25C (77F)
Thermal Conductivity
Liquid
0C (32F)
25C (77F)
Vapour
100C (212F)
127C (261F)
Heat of Combustion
Higher heating value (HHV)
(25C, 101.325kPa )
Lower heating value (LHV)
(25C, 101.325kPa )
Flammable Limits (in air)

0.00149 per C
0.00159 per C

A copy of the MSDS for methanol can be obtained from the Methanex Corporation web site:
www.methanex.com/methanol/techsafetydata.htm

64.6C
(148.3F)
-97.6C
(-143.7F)
32 kPa
12C (54F)
15.6C (60.1F)
470C (878F)

1.258 mPa s
0.793 mPa s
0.544 mPa s
9.68 Pa s
13.2 Pa s
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22.6 mN m
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22.07 mN m
1.33066
1.32840
1.32652
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207 mW m K
-1 -1
200. mW m K
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14.07 mW m K
-1 -1
26.2 mW m K
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726.1 kJ mol
-1
(22.7 kJ g )
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638.1 kJ mol [calc]
-1
(19.9 kJ g )
Lower 6.0(v/v)%
Upper 36.5(v/v)%