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Organic Chemistry for the Laboratory


IN this attractive-looking and admirably printed work the chief practical methods of modern organic chemistry are illustrated by directions for the preparation of a large number of compounds by means of typical reactions. The various substances involved are classified according to their constitution, one chapter of the book dealing with acids, another with hydrocarbons, &c., and in all cases the chemistry of the reactions is discussed. Nearly a hundred different preparations are described, some of them of considerable difficulty; but in all cases the directions are clear and sufficient, without being unnecessarily detailed, whilst copious references to original literature are given. The book is intended to serve both for advanced students and for beginners; but, like many other works on the same subject, it is somewhat lacking in suitable experiments to illustrate the earlier portion of the lecture course from which the student derives his acquaintance with the theoretical side of the science.

Organic Chemistry for the Laboratory.

By Prof. W. A. Noyes Pp. xi + 257. (Easton, P.A.: Chemical Publishing Company, 1897.)

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