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The purpose of this manual is to acquaint the student with general laboratory methods of qualitative analysis and to aid him to make such tests for identity and purity as come within the purview of a pharmacist. The course, for which the book is a guide, is arranged to occupy from four to five hours a week during one school year. The metals are classified in the customary seven groups for identification. No new methods are described in the procedure. Each group is treated as a separate chapter, at the end of which is a cumulative chart for the identification of all the elements in the preceding groups. The acids are divided into three groups for identification: (a) acids precipitated by silver nitrate, (b) acids precipitated by barium chloride and (c) acids not precipitated by either of the foregoing methods. Directions are also given for the analysis of metals and
A Laboratory Manual of Qualitative Chemical Analysis for Students of Pharmacy. JAMA. 1937;108(4):326. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780040076030