Note to readers of “Inorganic Reactions in Water”, Springer Verlag, 2008, by Ronald L. Rich:

A few examples of the errors introduced in composition, after the author’s final proofs were returned, are shown here, sent as instructions to the publisher’s agent.  The two most numerous types are the splitting of formulas at the ends of lines and the placement of hyphens inside syllables instead of moving some of the material to the next line.


E.g., p. 129, line 2:  ... [W2O3(O2)4(H2O)2]2-. should not be split as

... [W2O3(O2)4 [end of line]


It should all be moved to the next line, or at least have a hyphen, as in

... [W2O3(O2)4- [end of line]



P. 131, middle of page: ... H4[Mo (CN)8] . [end of line]

6H2O, ...

should not have a space in [Mo (CN)8] Š and should be moved down, or be

... H4[Mo(CN)8]Š- [end of line]

6H2O, ...


P. 133, line 2:  ... (NH4)4 [end of line]


should be moved down, or be hyphenated

 ... (NH4)4- [end of line]



P. 135, line 11-12 from the bottom: ... [PMo9O31  [end of line] etc.

                  [correct as above]


Another type of added error, although small, is in the hyphenations of words:

E.g., p. 454, line 6: ... presen- [end of line]

ce ...

“ce” is not a separate syllable!


P. 456, lines 3 and 6 (both): ... (alkali-  [end of line]


The “-line” is pronounced as one syllable, not to be split!  Write “alka- line”.


P. 459, lines 8-9 from the bottom: “broma- tes” must be “bro- mates”.




Thanks for noting the samples of corrections,

                  Ronald Rich