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Between alchemy and technology

the chemical laboratory

by Judith A. Walmsley

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Published by Prentice-Hall in Englewood Cliffs, N.J .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Chemistry -- Laboratory manuals.

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references.

    StatementJudith A. Walmsley, Frank Walmsley.
    ContributionsWalmsley, Frank, joint author.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQD45 .W23
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 268 p. :
    Number of Pages268
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5065175M
    ISBN 100130759457
    LC Control Number74031447
    OCLC/WorldCa1130094


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