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A Text-Book of Qualitative Chemical Analysis

Nature volume 142, page 736 (22 October 1938) | Download Citation



DR. VOGEL'S book, which he says is based on several years of experience in teaching the subject, is one which has many very good features. The introductory chapter on theory is much more informative and modern than those usually found in elementary books on qualitative analysis, and provides a sound basis for the practical work. The descriptions of reactions and group separations are very clear and detailed, so that the work of the teacher should be made easy. A good feature in this part is the care taken by the author to provide accurate equations for the reactions, since without an appreciation of these, qualitative analysis loses much of its value. Reactions of some rarer elements which nevertheless may be encountered in common materials are given. The model analyses at the end will be useful to students in showing how results should be set out in practical examinations.

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