Completely revised and updated, Chemical Analysis: Second Edition is an essential introduction to a wide range of analytical techniques and instruments. Assuming little in the way of prior knowledge, this text carefully guides the reader through the more widely used and important techniques, whilst avoiding excessive technical detail.
Explains qualitative, quantitative, and structural methods commonly used in chemical analysis. For each method, the basic principles are presented and corresponding instrumental techniques are reviewed. Schematics of principle instruments are also included. Some of the less used methods have been omitted. Chapters cover gas, liquid, ion, and planar chromatography; capillary electrophoresis; nuclear magnetic resonance, infrared, atomic absorption, flame emission, ultraviolet, and x-ray fluorescence spectrometry; fluorimetry; labeling, potentiometric, coulometric, and voltammetric methods; and basic statistical parameters. Originally published in French as . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)