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Modern Chemical Lecture Diagrams, with Uses and Applications fully described

    Abstract

    THE purpose of this book is not clear. The illustrations are found in most text-books with adequate descriptions—those supplied in the present work are often too brief to be of any service, as “Fig. 5 shows how these tubes were experimented with by Andrews and Tait.” Many of the diagrams represent apparatus far from “modern.” The only calorimeters illustrated are those of Favre and Silbermann; chromium is prepared by Fremy's method; sulphuric acid is concentrated in glass retorts, etc. In some cases the descriptions are faulty: Bunsen's eudiometer is ascribed to Cavendish; the Almaden process for the manufacture of mercury is called “Distillation of mercury,”etc. As a work of three authors a more modern result might have been expected.

    Modern Chemical Lecture Diagrams, with Uses and Applications fully described.

    By Dr. G. Martin, assisted by J. M. Dickson and Maj. J. W. Christelow. Pp. 88. (London: Sampson Low, Marston and Co., Ltd., n.d.) 3s. 6d. net.

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