THE long title of this book is somewhat misleading; “Technical Chemical Analysis” would have been much more appropriate. The explanations of industrial processes which are interspersed are clear and concise, but some of the methods differ from those in common use in this country. No mention is made of the important ammonia oxidation process in describing the fixation of nitrogen. The exercises cover a, wide field, including water, fuels, alkali industry, fertilisers, metals and ores, oils, fats and waxes, soap, glycerin, and lubricants. The translation appears to have been carefully done, and the book may be recommended to senior students who intend to follow industrial chemistry.
Laboratory Exercises in Applied Chemistry for Students in Technical Schools and Universities.
By Dr. W. Moldenhauer. Authorised translation by Dr. L. Bradshaw. Pp. xii+236. (London: Constable and Co., Ltd., 1921.) 12s. 6d.
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Laboratory Exercises in Applied Chemistry for Students in Technical Schools and Universities . Nature 109, 710 (1922). https://doi.org/10.1038/109710b0