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O F

CHEMISTRY,

I N A

•NEWSYSTEMATIC ORDER,

CONTAINING ALL THE

MODERN DISCOVERIES.

ILLUSTRATED WITH THlRTEEN COPPERPLATES.

By Mr LAVOISIER,

Member of the Academy of Sciences, Royal Society of Me-
dicine, aud Agricultural Society of Paris, of the Royal
Society of London, and Philosophical Societies
of Orleans, Bologna, Basil, Philadelphia,
Haerlem, Manchester, &c. &c.

TRANSLATED FROM THE FRENCH,

By ROBERT KERR, F.R.&A.SS.E.

Member of the Royal College of Surgeons and Surgeon
to the Orphan Hospital of Edinburgh.

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OF THE

TRANSLATOR.

TH E very high character of Mr Lavoisier as a chemical philosopher, and the great revolution which, in the opinion of many excellent chemists, he has effected in the theory of chemistry, has long made it much desired to have a connected account of his discoveries, and of the new theory he has founded upon the modern experiments written by himself. This is now accomplished by the publication of his Elements of Chemistry; therefore no excuse can be at all necessary for giving the following work to the public in an English dress; and the only hesitation of the Tranflator is with regard to his own abilities for the task. He is most ready to confess, that his knowledge of the composition of language fit for publication is far

inferior

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