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First Westman Memorial Lecture. Includes discussions of the formation and composition of coals, thermal decomposition, action of solvents, action of chemical reagents, methods of utilizing and processing coal, such as complete gasification, coal hydrogenation, Pott-Broche process, Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process, and direct utilization of coal gas as a chemical raw material. Bibliography with 68 refs.