OCTANOIC ACID* - (124-07-2)

Introduction

Name: octanoic acid*; caprylic acid
* IUPAC
CAS Number: 124-07-2
Chemical Formula: C8H16O2 or CH3(CH2)6COOH
Molar Mass: 144.21144 g
State of Matter: oily colorless liquid
Mass Percent: C 66.628 %; H 11.182 %; O 22.188 % 
Isomers:  isoamyl propionate  •  n-hexyl acetate  •  isobutyl isobutyrate  •  valproic acid

Classification

Physical Properties

Melting Point:*
16.3°C 1 = 289.45 K = 61.34°F
Boiling Point:*
239°C 1 = 512.15 K = 462.2°F
Density (g/cm3):
0.9106 at 20°C 1
* - 1 atm pressure

Solubility

Qualitative:
soluble:  1

Bonding

Double Bonds: 1
Triple Bonds: 0
Sigma Bonds: 25
Pi Bonds: 1
Total: 26
Carboxyl Groups: 1
Hydroxyl Groups: 0

For More Information

Sources

(1) - Lide, David R. CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics, 83rd ed.; CRC Press: Boca Raton, FL, 2002; p 3-231.