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Properties of Chemicals and Materials: Searching by Properties - Values and/or Ranges

Using Properties (Values/Ranges) to Identify Potential Compounds

Some databases allow you to search by physical properties (values as well as ranges fo values) to identify potential substances that match your criteria. However, they are only as good as the substances and properties they cover, the search interface and features, and the quality and quality of of property data points you enter. You will likely need to cross-search with one or more additional properties if you get too many results. When working with an unknown for a course like CHEM 143C, you may be better off narrowing down to a list of potential compounds, then searching for these compounds to see if the property data confirms what you observed in the lab.