First published in 1919. Tilden discusses a compilation of chemical discovery and invention to demonstrate the progress of chemistry in the early 20th century. Divided into 5 sections, chemical laboratories and the work done in them, modern discoveries and theories, modern applications of chemistry, and modern progress in organic chemistry, the author presents an overview of the subject. The final section of the book contains an account of important discoveries which find practical applications and provide new views of the constitution of the world in which we live.
Table of Contents
1. Laboratories For General Teaching. 2. Laboratories for Special Purposes. 3. Apparatus. 4. Principles of Chemistry. 5. Electric Discharge IN Gases: Electronics. 6. The Elements of the Chemist. 7. Discovery and Properties of Radium. 8. Genesis and Transmutations of the Elements. 9. Solutions. 10. Electrolysis. 11. Catalysis and Catalysts. 12. Architecture of Molecules. 13. The Microscope and Ultramicroscopic Colloids. 14. Hydrogen. 15. Oxygen and Nitrogen. 16. Water and its Purification. 17. Metals and Some of Their Compounds. 18. Luminosity of Flames. 19. Petrol. 20. Coal-Tar. 21. Production of Dyes. 22. Drugs. 23. Perfumes and Essential Oils. 24. Vegetable Fibre and Products from Cellulose. 25. Rubber. 26. Explosives. 27. Fixation of Atmospheric Nitrogen. 28. Sugar. 29. Proteins of Albuminous Substances. 30. Natural Colours. 31. Enzymes. 32. Organic Chemistry