The third volume of this work deals with the properties of ten elements (boron, aluminum, gallium, indium, thallium, beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, and barium) and their compounds with oxygen, hydrogen, halogens, sulphur, and some others. The second part of this volume contains 343 tables of thermodynamic properties including 93 substances in the condensed state and 273 substances in the gaseous state. For about 80 substances the tables of thermodynamic properties are published for the first time in the literature.
In the course of preparation of this volume the authors had the opportunity to discuss the evaluation of different data with many Soviet and Western scientists. The evaluation of key thermochemical values for this volume coincided in time with the work of the CODATA-ICSU Task Group on Key Values for Thermodynamics, in which several authors of this book took part. Discussions with other members of the task group (Drs. W. Evans, D. D. Wagman, and J. Drowart) and also with Drs. I. L. Khodakovsky (Geokhi AN USSR), M. Chase (JANAF Group), and D. Hildenbrand (SRI) were extremely fruitful. The editors express sincere appreciation to them and to many other scientists for useful discussions and for providing results of their studies before publication.
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