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Gmelin's Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie


    INORGANIC chemistry has been so completely transformed withinrecent years that long before the completion of the seventh edition of Gmelin's well-known treatise, an entirely re-fashioned and comprehensive work, showing but little resemblance to the older editions, has been undertaken by the German Chemical Society. Except for the nonvalent gases, which are all grouped into the first section, each element is being issued as a separate part under a specific ‘system-number’ (not identical with its atomic number), and it is expected that seventy separate parts will ultimately be issued-within a decade and that the whole will form twenty-two volumes. Compounds of two elements will be found under the element of the higher serial number. Thus a particular subject will often be divided, e.g. boron carbide falls under carbon, whilst boron sulphide falls under boron, but an alphabetical index of subject matter becomes unnecessary. At the beginning of each section on one element there is a full table of contents, a list of abbreviations, an alphabetical register of journals to which reference is made, and also a complete list of system-numbers to facilitate the location of a compound in the complete work.

    Gmelin's Handbuch der anorganischen Chemie.

    Achte völlig neu bearbeitete Auflage. Herausgegeben von der Deutschen Chemischen Gesellschaft. Bearbeitet von R. J. Meyer. Unter beratender Mitwirkung von Franz Peters. (1) System-Number 13: Bor. Pp. xix + 142. n.p. (2) System-Number 5: Fluor. Pp. xvi + 86. n.p. (Leipzig und Berlin: Verlag Chemie, G.m.b.H., 1926.)

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