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    PROF. REYNOLDS, in the first and second parts of this little work, has departed somewhat from the usual method adopted in chemical books for junior students. The first and second parts deal entirely with the non-metals and their compounds, acids, &c.; while the third part is devoted to metals. It is divided into numbered experiments for the student to perform in rotation, and should be exceedingly valuable to medical and other students who have only a short time at disposal for practical chemistry. There is no attempt at systematic analysis, but the experiments are sufficiently logically arranged to enable a student who gives his attention to them to be able to perform any simple qualitative analysis. At the same time each experiment is very fully explained, and the reactions expressed in most cases with equations. Part III. is supplemented by a series of analytical tables at the end, which, however, are not very clear. They are certainly somewhat too complex for the class of student for which the book is intended. On the whole, however, it is a very excellent work.

    Experimental Chemistry.

    By J. Emerson Reynolds. Part III. (London: Longmans, Green, and Co., 1884.)

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