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Nature volume 140, pages 634635 (09 October 1937) | Download Citation



THE author has managed to compress nearly three hundred experiments into this little volume, which is intended to be used in conjunction with a text-book dealing with the underlying theories. The aim has been to provide a course of instruction in practical organic chemistry up to pass degree standard, consisting of preparations of compounds, arranged to illustrate the main groupings of the subjects and of typical reactions of many of the prepared compounds. Two short chapters at the end deal respectively with the application of dyestuffs and the identification of unknown compounds. Quantitative analysis has been omitted. A very useful feature of the book is the inclusion at the beginning of some of the chapters of tables showing the chemical relationships of the products described.

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