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A Junior Inorganic Chemistry

    Abstract

    THIS little book, which is designed for junior forms, appears to possess no strikingly original features. It is, however, lucidly written and it contains a fair number of illustrations, though some of them are rather crude. There appears to be no direct reference to Fig. 13 in the text, nor is it clear to the reader that the rather wide tube dipping into the beaker in all probability represents a thermometer. Again, the muffle-furnace, depicted on p. 59, needs some explanation in the text. Some of the headlines are badly worded or even startling. Thus on p. 27 a paragraph of about five lines is headed “To show that Matter is not Created by the Rusting of Iron.” The investigation of the rusting of iron in a later chapter is fairly good, but it might have been carried a stage further by considering the action of air-free water upon the metal. The weight of a litre of air is given incorrectly on p. 24 as 0-001293 gm.

    A Junior Inorganic Chemistry.

    R. H.

    Spear

    By. Second edition. Pp. viii + 392. (London: J. and A. Churchill, 1926.) 6s. 6d. net.

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