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Liquids - Volumetric Expansion Coefficients

Volumetric - or cubical - expansion coefficients for 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)
Acetic acid 0.00110
Acetone 0.00143
Alcohol, ethyl (ethanol) 0.00109
Alcohol, methyl (methanol,wood alcohol, wood naphtha, wood spirits, CH3OH) 0.00149
Ammonia 0.00245
Aniline 0.00085
Benzene 0.00125
Bromine 0.00110
Calcium Chloride, 5.8% solution 0.00025
Calcium Chloride, 40.9% solution 0.00046
Carbon disulfide 0.00119
Carbon tetrachloride 0.00122
Chloroform 0.00127
Ether 0.00160
Ethyl acetate 0.00138
Ethylene glycol 0.00057
Dichlorodifluoromethane refrigerant R-12 0.0026
n-Heptane 0.00124
Hydrochloric acid, 33.2% solution 0.00046
Isobutyl alcohol 0.00094
Gasoline 0.00095
Glycerine (glycerol) 0.00050
Kerosene, jet fuel 0.00099
Mercury 0.00018
Methyl iodide 0.0012
n-Octane 0.00114
Oil (unused engine oil) 0.00070
Olive oil 0.00070
Paraffin oil 0.000764
Petroleum 0.0010
n-Pentane 0.00158
Phenol 0.0009
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
Toluene 0.00108
Trichloroethylene 0.001170
Turpentine 0.001000
Water at aprox. 20oC (68oF)  1)

1) Volumetric expansion coefficient for water varies with temperature

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