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College of Natural Science.
Same as in Chemical course with the Quantitative Analysis of Brass, Solder and Type Metal in third term.
First Term.—Same as in Chemical course. Second Term.—Assaying of Gold, Silver and Lead Ores, both dry and wet way, Blowpipe Assaying. Third Term.—Analysis of Malachite, Azurite, Cinnabar, Tin Ore, Cobalt and Nickel Ore containing Arsenic, Bog Manganese, Grey Antimony.
First Term.—Analysis of Pig Iron, Wrought Iron, Steel, Furnace Slags, Rolling Mill Slags and Cinders. Second Term.—Same as in Chemical course, with Analysis of Mineral Waters in place of Assaying. Third Term.—Same as second term, fourth year, of Chemical course, with Analysis of Coal in place of Mineral Waters.
The facilities offered here for obtaining a practical knowledge of Chemistry are confidently believed to be unsurpassed by those of any other institution in the West. A second laboratory has recently been fitted up for advanced students in quantitative analysis. In addition to the usual apparatus found in every laboratory, is an extensive series of instruments recently purchased in Europe, including a large platinum retort for the preparation of hydrofluoric acid ; a Dove's polarizer, with a complete suit of accompanying apparatus ; a Geissler's mercurial air pump ; Hoffman's apparatus for illustrating in the lectureroom the composition of compound gases ; a Soliel-Scheibler's saccharimeter of the most recent and approved construction ; an excellent set of areometers ; a Hauy's goniometer ; a camera with Ross' lenses ; a RuhmkorfPs coil; galvanic batteries of Grove and Bunsen ; also a potassium dichromate battery, a galvanometer and a thermo-electric pile ; a spectroscope and a large binocular microscope ; two additional chemical balances, peculiar in the shortness of their beams, and remarkable for the accuracy and rapidity with which weighing can be executed with them. An extensive set of metallurgical apparatus, consisting of models of furnaces, etc., have recently been received. A full set of photographic apparatus has been provided, and a large number of views have been taken. The Library of the School is rich in complete sets of standard scientific works ; the Annalen der Chemie und Pharmacie ; the Jahresbericht ueber die Fortschritte der Chemie ; Dingler's Polytechnic Journal ; thellandwd'rterbuch der Chemie ; Percy's Metallurgy ; Silliman's Journal. See Table of Contents for the list of periodicals taken.