Cours de chimie-physique


    THIS volume is the first of a series of three, of which the first two are to be devoted to thermodynamics and the third to classical physical chemistry (electricity and magnetism, colloids, chemical kinetics, catalysis, radiant energy, and photochemistry). The modern and controversial questions of radioactivity, atomic and molecular structure, and the classification of the elements, are reserved for treatment in a later work. The first part of the present volume, covering nine chapters and 220 pages, is devoted to pure thermodynamics and thermochemistry. The second part, covering six chapters and 160 pages, unites rather ingeniously the study of the dilute gaseous state and of the crystalline state. The third part (three chapters and about 100 pages), dealing with osmosis and the phase rule, may be regarded as an introduction to the study of solutions, whilst the fourth part (five chapters and about 160 pages) is devoted to the study of pure substances, including the questions of continuity of state, the Brownian movement, and allotropy. An appendix of about 40 pages is devoted to problems, mainly of an industrial type, for which solutions as well as answers are given, and these may very well prove to be one of the most valuable features of the book.

    Cours de chimie-physique.




    . Tome 1. Pp. xii + 705. (Paris: Hermann et Cie, 1930.) 85 francs.

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    Cours de chimie-physique . Nature 126, 432 (1930).

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