Accession Number : ADA336393
Title : The Development of Analytical Chemistry in the Chinese People's Republic
Corporate Author : JOINT PUBLICATIONS RESEARCH SERVICE ARLINGTON VA
PDF Url : ADA336393
Report Date : 16 MAY 1960
Pagination or Media Count : 8
Abstract : The creation of the Chinese People's Republic was the beginning of a new epoch in the history of Chinese science. Under the reactionary policy of the Kuomin tang, when industry and agriculture stagnated, analytical chemistry was not developed and was almost not used in industrial control. Higher educational establishments and research institutes were very poorly equipped. Simple analytical apparatuses - the photocolorimeter, pH-meters, etc. - were very rare. All laboratory equipment, even glass tubing and stirrers, were imported. Only gravimetric, volumetric and colorimetric analyses were included in the courses of analytical chemistry taught in the universities and colleges. Original articles, based on research works conducted, were very scarce. With the exception of the very small number of investigations devoted to spectrographic analysis, Chinese scientists, at that time, did not conduct any scientific research whatsoever on physico-chemical and physical methods.
Descriptors : *ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, *CHINA, PHYSICAL PROPERTIES, GLASS, AGRICULTURE, SPECTROGRAPHS, TUBES, COLORIMETRIC ANALYSIS.
Subject Categories : Inorganic Chemistry
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE