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Textbook of Quantitative Analysis

Nature volume 128, page 323 (29 August 1931) | Download Citation



THIS book sets out in detail a course in analytical chemistry for the more advanced grades of intermediate students, who are likely to proceed to a final course in some branch of chemistry. It is based largely on Treadwell and Hall's well-known work, and is complete for the purpose in view so far as inorganic analysis is desired. An introductory course of organic analysis might, we think, have been included with advantage, even at a sacrifice of some of the more specialised portions such as the chapter on steel analysis and tungsten and titanium in ores. Prof. Hall takes the line that it is more advantageous for the student to begin analytical chemistry with volumetric analysis, on the ground that the student is likely to obtain a better view of the subject. This may well be the result in practice, for a volumetric process may be a far more searching test than a gravimetric. A feature of this work is the attention devoted to potentiometric methods. The chapter assigned to this is necessarily a short one in the circumstances, but is nevertheless a desirable addition to a book of more or less elementary character. The volume is free from printing errors, is well got up, and may be commended for its general utility as an intermediate textbook of analytical chemistry.

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