The work which I now offer to the public treats of a subject which is of great importance to the practical chemist, the miner, and the mineralogist. It constitutes a system of chemical experiments performed in the dry way, as it was formerly called, but on so small a scale as to be almost microscopic, although the results are instantly attained and decisive. In all analytical inves tigations of inorganic substances, the use of the blow pipe is indispensable, since by its aid all the tests necessary to determine the nature of the substance Ope rated on may be performed with so small a quantity of the material as to be hardly perceptible to the bal ance, while the presence of elements, which were neither expected or sought for, is often detected. The facility with which the constituents of minerals may be deter mined by the aid of the blowpipe, renders the use of this instrument indispensable to the miner, who often finds his Operations disturbed by the occurrence of foreign sub stances in his ores, whose nature he rarely has sufficient skill or time to investigate thoroughly, but which he.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - J. J. Berzelius
Published Date - August 23 2019
ISBN - 9781528081184
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Page Count - 266
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