THIS book is intended to supply the lack of knowledge of descriptive chemistry which has resulted from the omission of “test-tube work” from the curricula of the schools or its restriction to small classes of advanced scholars. As compared with the “qualitative analysis” which it is intended to precede or to replace, as the case may be, the course now suggested has certain obvious advantages, arising more especially from the fact that the experiments are designed directly for the purpose of supplying a knowledge of the elements and their compounds, instead of serving this purpose only indirectly through the medium of a scheme of work designed originally for an entirely different purpose.
Introduction to Experimental Inorganic Chemistry.
By H. Biltz. Translated by William T. Hall and J. W. Phelan. Pp. vi + 185. (New York: John Wiley and Sons; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1909.)