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Volumetric or Cubical Expansion Coefficients of Liquids

Volumetric expansion coefficients of some common liquids

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Volumetric thermal expansion coefficients for some common liquids are indicated below.

LiquidVolumetric Coefficient of Expansion
(1/K, 1/oC)(1/oF)
Acetic acid 0.00110 0.00061
Acetone 0.00143 0.00079
Alcohol, ethyl (ethanol) 0.00109 0.00061
Alcohol, methyl (methanol,wood alcohol, wood naphtha, wood spirits, CH3OH) 0.00149 0.00083
Ammonia 0.00245 0.00136
Aniline 0.00085 0.00047
Benzene 0.00125 0.00069
Bromine 0.00110 0.00061
Calcium Chloride, 5.8% solution 0.00025
Calcium Chloride, 40.9% solution 0.00046
Carbon disulfide 0.00119 0.00066
Carbon tetrachloride 0.00122 0.00068
Chloroform 0.00127 0.00071
Ether 0.00160 0.00089
Ethyl acetate 0.00138 0.00077
Ethylene glycol 0.00057 0.00032
Dichlorodifluoromethane refrigerant R-12 0.0026 0.00144
n-Heptane 0.00124 0.00069
Hydrochloric acid, 33.2% solution 0.00046
Isobutyl alcohol 0.00094 0.00052
Gasoline 0.00095 0.00053
Glycerine (glycerol) 0.00050 0.00028
Kerosene, jet fuel 0.00099 0.00055
Mercury 0.00018 0.00010
Methyl iodide 0.0012 0.00067
n-Octane 0.00114 0.00063
Oil (unused engine oil) 0.00070 0.00039
Olive oil 0.00070
Paraffin oil 0.000764 0.00042
Petroleum 0.0010 0.00056
n-Pentane 0.00158 0.00088
Phenol 0.0009 0.00050
Potassium chloride, 24.3% solutiuon 0.00035
Sodium chloride, 20.6% solution 0.00041
Sodium sulfate, 24% solution 0.00041
Sulfuric acid, concentrated 0.00055 0.00031
Toluene 0.00108 0.00060
Trichloroethylene 0.001170 0.00065
Turpentine 0.001000 0.00056
Water at aprox. 20oC (68oF)  1)
0.000214 0.00012

1) Volumetric expansion coefficient for water varies with temperature

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