The Analytical Process – An Overview

A critical tool in the analytical process, an analytical balance provides quantitative measurements.

A critical tool in the analytical process, an analytical balance provides quantitative measurements.

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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About Bob Sandor

Bob began working as a chemist in 1987 and remains a science geek to this day. After his PhD he worked on the bench in materials and inorganic chemistry for 10 years. He then took on a love for marketing and sales. He combined his passion for science and business and took entrepreneur general management positions in large corporations like Hoecsht Celanese now Sanofi Aventis, Bel-Art and Smiths Detection. There he learned what it would take to run a business and finally Tovatech was co-founded in 2006. Bob’s hobbies include playing, listening and composing music, skiing, working out, the internet and all things science. Read More