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November 16, 1940

A New Dictionary of Chemistry

JAMA. 1940;115(20):1747. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810460079032

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Chemical science is advancing rapidly. The additions to chemistry and the related sciences have led to new methods of description and designation. To clarify this complexity the author, assisted by many well known chemists, has compiled a single volume of definitions and brief discussions of chemical terms the keynote of which is conciseness. This is not only a dictionary of chemistry but a great source of accurate chemical information conveniently arranged. The chemical elements are each included in a separate entry and the entire series is reviewed under such headings as the elements and their electrons, isotopes and the periodic table. Some compounds of the elements are also surveyed and their crystal structures as revealed by x-ray analysis are indicated by diagrams. There is included also a roll of notable chemists of the present and past generations, with the more important achievements of each individual. The dictionary is intended to

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