Originally published in 1936, this informative and engaging textbook was primarily aimed at undergraduate students, who already held a familiarity with the elementary principles of general chemistry and physics. The book covers a wide variety of topics, with a particular emphasis on laboratory work and 'the practical side of the subject'. Chapter titles include, 'Aliphatic hydrocarbons', 'Aldehydes and ketones' and 'Amino acids'. Diagrams, a table of symbols, atomic numbers and atomic weights are included for reference. This book will be of considerable value to scholars of chemistry as well as to anyone with an interest in the history of education.