Problems in Practical Physical Chemistry

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    Mr. Philbrick's book is a joint product of the Oxford school of physical chemistry and of teaching experience at Clifton. In the narrow compass of 146 pages, and at a very modest price, it includes instructions for 33 problems, on reactions, ionic equilibrium, the phase rule, distribution, reaction velocity, electrical conductivity, and indicators. One obvious merit of the book is that a number of exercises in volumetric analysis are set in the form of a physico-chemical problem instead of a mere exercise in analysis, since the student is required to find out the nature of the interaction in question. This procedure not only provides useful experience of chemical methods, but is also a very welcome relief from the too highly standardised exercises which have done duty for a generation in practical courses of physical chemistry.

    Problems in Practical Physical Chemistry.

    F. A.


    By. (Dent's Modern Science Series.) Pp. xiii + 146. (London and Toronto: J. M. Dent and Sons, Ltd., 1931.) 3s. 6d.

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    Problems in Practical Physical Chemistry . Nature 129, 80 (1932) doi:10.1038/129080c0

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