The instruction in the book is to use all the formulae as is provided.
I disagree with what you have said about the book, it isn't vague, people are interpreting it incorrectly from what I can see of it so far.
It is quite specific, not vague.
It will read;
Water... 1,000 c.c.s.
As in many formulae, with direction for usage.
Other formulae in the book will read;
Water to... 1,000 c.c.s.
It hasn't been omitted from what I can tell, but designed that way on purpose, as the density is likely to change, and is consistent this way. So as before, it's stating x in 1 litre as opposed to x as part of 1 litre.
When the formula calls for as part of, the book specifies it.
If it were intended to be 2 litres, it would say water to. It doesn't. It is not the only formula like that in there.
Density and solubilities will change especially with cooling in that formula. It's only logical it'd be designed to be completed at the indicated temperature. Watering it to 2 litres will give you a different volume when it cools, adding different temperature water would suddenly precipitate stuff too I would think.
Adding extra water at the cold stage would mean that the final solution isn't as close to saturation and less of a concentrate design which it is intended to be.
In fact under the two solution version of "Paramidophenol", it specifies "distiller water to".
If that's not enough the Pyro-Caustic Soda (Valenta) formula calls for "water to" in part A, and simply "water" for part B.
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