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Chemical Analysis, A Look at the Past, Present, and Future

Author: Charles M. Beck II
Accepted to JASDL April, 2024
© Charles M. Beck II

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Abstract: This paper has a fourfold purpose: 1) to define what a chemical analysis is; 2) to look at some of the history and important personalities involved its development; 3) to give reasons for renewing the interest of today’s chemistry community in chemical analysis; and 4) to call on at least a few colleges and universities in the USA to consider once again offering substantial, practical courses in chemical analysis, with hand-on laboratory training, that will prepare students who want to become chemical analysts.

Charles Beck
Author: Charles Beck