Speed of Sound in Four Primary Alcohols as a Function of Temperature and Pressure

Wayne Wilson, David Bradley

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Sound velocities have been measured in methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, and n-butyl alcohol for temperatures and pressures in the ranges 0°C<T<60°C and 14.7 lb/in2<P< 14000 lb/in2. The data obtained for ethyl alcohol have been used to compute the ratio of specific heats for this alcohol.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)333-337
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1964


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics

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