This presentation gives a good overview of the analytical process. It starts by explaining about chemical analysis and the qualitative and quantitative analytical process. It then delves into the steps involved: sample preparation, separation, and measurement. Next, it gives a brief overview of the sample preparation and the separation step since the exact process can vary considerably depending on the type of analyte being analyzed. It then explains the different ways in which it measurement is done including the use of an analytical balance. It then gives an example of two different substances being analyzed to illustrate the difference in the exact processes used. It finally rounds up the discussion with a review of units of measurement and stoichiometry.
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