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Essays on the Art and Principles of Chemistry: including the First Messel Memorial Lecture

    Naturevolume 120pages3637 (1927) | Download Citation

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    WHILE we regard parts of this book as beneath the dignity of the science the art and the principles of which it professes to expound, we cannot repress some feeling of sympathy with the author for the courage he shows in resisting superior forces. We can admire Prof. Armstrong's defence of the name of ‘oxygen,’ we can appreciate his insistence that water acts chemically when dissolving salts: but is anything gained by crude lampoons on van't Hoff, Arrhenius, and Ostwald- and indeed on the whole school of modern physical chemistry founded on their work?

    Essays on the Art and Principles of Chemistry: including the First Messel Memorial Lecture.

    By Prof. Henry B. Armstrong. Pp. xxxi + 276. (London: Ernest Benn, Ltd., 1927.) 15s. net.

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