Bulk modulus

Units

GPa

The bulk modulus refers to the ratio of pressure to the decrease in volume. This is the inverse of compressibility.

image showing Bulk modulus: period 4sp periodic periodicity for 4s and 4p chemical elements

Notes

To convert GPa to Pa multiply by 109.

Data are largely from references 1, 2, and 3. Data for the lanthanides were taken from reference 4. Some other data is in reference 5.

Literature sources

  1. A.M. James and M.P. Lord in Macmillan's Chemical and Physical Data, Macmillan, London, UK, 1992.
  2. G.W.C. Kaye and T.H. Laby in Tables of physical and chemical constants, Longman, London, UK, 15th edition, 1993.
  3. G.V. Samsonov (Ed.) in Handbook of the physicochemical properties of the elements, IFI-Plenum, New York, USA, 1968.
  4. D.R. Lide, (Ed.) in Chemical Rubber Company handbook of chemistry and physics, CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida, USA, 79th edition, 1998.
  5. H. Ellis (Ed.) in Nuffield Advanced Science Book of Data, Longman, London, UK, 1972.

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