Chemical
Analysis
What is Chemical Analysis?

Chemical analysis is the science of making chemical measurements and characterizations. It allows chemists to answer four fundamental questions about a substance or a sample of material:

What is the identity of this substance?
IDENTIFICATION

How can I separate the various components?
SEPARATION

How much of each component do I have?
QUANTITATION

Is substance X present in the sample?
DETECTION

Chemical analysis is an essential component in a chemist's work. It deals with the central tasks of finding out the identity of an unknown substance, determining its properties and structure, isolating it from other components, and detecting it and quantifying its amount in a given system.

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