General Chemistry for Colleges was written by Alexander Smith, Professor of Chemistry and Head of the Department at Columbia University. It was published in New York in 1916. As the Author states in his preface: The present work differs from the Author’s “Introduction to General Inorganic Chemistry” in being intended for pupils who can devote less time to the study of the science, and whose needs can be satisfied by a less extensive course. It resembles the larger work in the arrangement of the contents and in the general method of treatment. The matter, and particularly the theoretical matter, however,
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