Chapter One - Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
Publisher SummaryThis chapter focuses on the knowledge and experimental techniques of analytical chemistry that are most often encountered in the field of chemistry, pharmacy, medical technology, medicine, and the biological sciences. There are four major areas of analytical chemistry that are of importance in their application to diverse scientific disciplines. These areas are spectroscopy, acid-base methods, potentiometry, and chromatography. Analytical chemistry deals with the solving of qualitative and quantitative problems. In qualitative analysis, the goal is to determine what the constituents are in the sample. On the other hand, in quantitative analysis, the goal is to determine how much of each constituent is in the sample. An analytical chemist deals with inorganic and organic mixtures composed of metallurgical, biochemical, pharmaceutical, or medicinal compounds. The importance of analytical chemistry in related scientific areas is explained by considering its impact on clin Read more...
DONALD J. PIETRZYK
Publication date: 1979/01/01