Date on Master's Thesis/Doctoral Dissertation


Document Type

Master's Thesis

Degree Name


Department (Legacy)

College of Arts and Sciences

Committee Chair

Robinson, Charles J.




In studying qualitative chemistry, two things impress you. The one being, the systematic, inclusive and generally accepted tables for the detection and identification of the several metals; the other, the lack of any agreement as to the method of the identification of acid radicals. The metal analysis tables are so well arranged and so true that even the inexperienced person finds little or no difficulty in working with them. But with the acid radicals, it is an entirely different proposition. There is no generally accepted grouping of the radicals into divisions, some text books giving as many as seven divisions and some none at all. The tests given are in some instances not at all satisfactory. And we find dissatisfaction among pupils in regard to their acid radical work.