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A slight disappointment

Dear Reader,

I have recently obtained a 1940s handbook of chemistry aimed at teenaged children, this book is rather more lively than many later books on home chemistry. But it is not quite the one which I read as a youth which had even more extreme experiments.

The book which I now have in front of me is “Chemistry Experiments at home for boys and girls” by H.L. Heys, this book has an interesting array of experiments but it does not have the super outlandish ones.

I will write about the content of the book by Heys soon, but if any of my readers know of a home chemistry book which has experiments using aniline, the synthesis of chloroform from acetone and the synthesis of benzene from benzoic acid then please inform me of the title, author and other details of the book.

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