A Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry


    THE new volume of Dr. Mellor's Treatise includes boron, aluminium, and the rare earth metals, together with a considerable part of the section on carbon. The style and general method of treatment are similar to those used in the earlier volumes and do not call for any comment. Perhaps the most striking feature of this volume is the treatment of the complex compounds of boric acid. Some of these can only be expressed by formulae such as KMg2BuO10, 9H2O, Mg7B16O3OCl2, or Cd5(H4[B(W2O7)6])2, 51H2O, and would certainly be omitted from any elementary text-book; but they all find a place in the comprehensive treatise of the author, just as readily as if their compositions could be expressed by formulae of the simplest kind.

    A Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry.


    J. W.


    By. Vol. 5: B, Al, Ga, In, Tl, Sc, Ce, and Rare Earth Metals, C, (Part 1). Pp. x + 1004. (London: Longmans, Green and Co., 1924.) 63s. net.

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    A Comprehensive Treatise on Inorganic and Theoretical Chemistry . Nature 115, 80 (1925) doi:10.1038/115080c0

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