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.


By Julius Thomsen; translated from the Danish by Katharine A. Burke. Pp. xv + 495. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1908.) Price 9s.

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P., F. Thermochemistry . Nature 78, 51–52 (1908).

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