Outlines of Organic Chemistry: a Book designed especially for the General Student

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THIS book was written “merely to serve as an introduction to organic chemistry and to serve as a guide especially to those who study the subject from a non-professional point of view”. It provides a coherent and straightforward treatment of the subject, but considering the particular aim in view it is remarkable that the work conveys no sense at all of the historical or chronological development of the subject. The account is formal and singularly impersonal, so that, for example, the fundamental account of stereochemical theory contains no mention of Pasteur, Le Bel, or van't Hoff. The experimental aspect of organic chemistry also receives little attention. The book is well printed but sparsely illustrated; British students will consider it expensive.

Outlines of Organic Chemistry: a Book designed especially for the General Student.


F. J.


By. Revised by Prof. William T. Hall. Fourth edition. Pp. xiv + 338. (New York: John Wiley and Sons, Inc.; London: Chapman and Hall, Ltd., 1933.) 16s. 6d. net.

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