November 24, 1934

Volumetric Analysis

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By H. P. Starck, M.A., Head of the Science Department, the Technical College, Kingston-on-Thames. Cloth. Price, $3. Pp. 259, with 11 illustrations. Baltimore: William Wood & Company, 1934.

JAMA. 1934;103(21):1649. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750470071030

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The author gives a detailed presentation of the methods and problems of volumetric analysis and lists a variety of determinations. The subject is introduced by a brief description of volumetric apparatus and of the properties of the chief acid reagents used. Next a chapter is concerned briefly with the source and properties of the most common indicators. Since the book is evidently primarily written for the beginning student, the theory of indicators is confined to a seven page chapter. The volume is then further divided into sections on acidimetry and alkalimetry, oxidation and reduction, precipitation methods, and some applications of these methods.

Sets of problems follow each of the main sections of the book. Ample illustrations are given of the various types of reactions. Almost all equations, however, are presented from a molecular point of view; no attempt is made to give ionic reactions. Special determinations intended for pharmaceutic students

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