TDB Project Guidelines
Maths (55/365). Photo: Tim Geers/Flickr (CC BY-SA 2.0).

To ensure that the TDB reviews maintain consistency and a high level of quality, the review work is performed according to guidelines, which describe the details of the review work. It is mandatory for the review team members to follow the review procedures as given in the guidelines, as these constitute the quality assurance for the project.

The files below are available for downloading and/or viewing.

Please note that the TDB-2 guidelines for the extrapolation of redox potentials to zero ionic strength were updated in 2013 to align with the IUPAC definition for the standard state (Green Book 2nd edition, Chap. 2.11.iv, page 53): “The standard state for a solute in a liquid or solid solution is referenced to the ideal dilute behaviour of the solute. It is the (hypothetical) state of solute B at the standard molality m◦, standard pressure p◦ and exhibiting infinitely dilute solution behaviour”. More information can be found here.

All books published between 2001-2008 follow the old TDB-2 guidelines.