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The Chemical Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of Henry Armitage

Journal of chemical education (Impact Factor: 1.11). 11/1994; 71(12). DOI: 10.1021/ed071p1049

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A chemical mystery featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson with an emphasis on physical properties and balancing reaction equations. Keywords (Audience): Continuing Education

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