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Nature volume 78, pages 5152 (21 May 1908) | Download Citation



OWING to the rapid strides which have recently been made in physical chemistry, the subject of thermochemistry, which is itself of a physical nature, has been rather left in the background. At one time it was hoped that thermochemistry would be of very great help in elucidating the hidden laws governing chemical reactions, but unfortunately it has hardly realised expectations.

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