The New International Encyclopædia/Appleton, John Howard

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APPLETON, John Howard (1844—). An American chemist. He was born at Portland, Maine, and received his education at Brown University, where he became instructor in 1863 and professor of chemistry in 1868. He wrote a series of popular text-books that are well known for their attractive form and clearness of exposition. The series includes: The Young Chemist (Philadelphia. 1878); Qualitative Chemical Analysis (Philadelphia, 1878) ; Quantitative Chemical Analysis (Boston, 1881); Chemistry of the Non-Metals (Providence, 1884); The Metals of the Chemist (Providence, 1891); Chapters on the Carbon Compounds (Providence, 1892); and Lessons in Chemical Philosophy (2d ed. New York, 1890).