(1) A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry (2) Principles of Quantitative Analysis; An Introductory Course (3) The Chemistry of Linseed Oil

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(1) THE English edition of Prof, Hollemann's “Inorganic Chemistry “has become so widely adopted as a text-book, especially in the States, that, any lengthy notice of the fifth edition seems almost superfluous. There are, however, one or two criticisms to wThich attention jrnay be usefully directed. It seems undesirable in a textbook which is obviously intended for more advanced students to devote valuable space to elementary details the expense of more important information. Whilst such elementary matters as the difference between chemical and physical changes, and the operations of nitration, distillation, etc., are minutely described and may well be omitted, we have failed to find any reference to Dalton's law of partial pressures, and such processes as the liquefaction of air, the production of nitric acid from ammonia, and of hydrogen from water-gas, which are at the present time of some importance, are either not mentioned or are very inadequately described-in short, the limited reference to industrial operations gives the book, rightly or wrongly, a pronounced academic bias.

(1) A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry.

By Prof. A. F. Holleman. Issued in English in co-operation with H. C. Cooper. Fifth English edition, completely revised. Pp. viii + 507. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1916.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

(2) Principles of Quantitative Analysis; An Introductory Course.

By Dr. W. C. Blasdale. Second edition, revised and enlarged. Pp. xii + 402. (London: Constable and. Co., Ltd., 1917.) Price 10s. 6d. net.

(3) The Chemistry of Linseed Oil.

By Dr. J. Newton Friend. Pp. vii + 96. (“Chemical Monographs.“) (London: Gurney and Jackson, 1917.) Price 2s. 6d. net.

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C., J. (1) A Text-book of Inorganic Chemistry (2) Principles of Quantitative Analysis; An Introductory Course (3) The Chemistry of Linseed Oil. Nature 101, 341–342 (1918). https://doi.org/10.1038/101341b0

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