Types of Research being done Research in analytical chemistry is essential for developing new methods to address various qualitative and quantitative aspects of the biological, environmental, clinical, and applied sciences and to provide the tools for chemical analysis of living cells (UW). There is also research being done on biologically active molecules, metabolites, and various materials at trace and ultratrace levels. All over the world, research is conducted on a daily basis to improve old ideas, and discover new ones. It is virtually impossible to list all of the different research projects being conducted in the Analytical chemistry field, and there are some projects that are not public. Researchers spend most of their time studying chemical separation, identification, and measuring. It is one of the biggest parts of every chemists work. Analysis happens in every scientific experiment from 3rd grade science fairs to a professional scientist’s expose. Many analytical chemists study chemical systems for their theoretical importance. This area of chemistry is a satisfying area for those who are intrigued by the processes of experimentation and discovery.
Types of techniques used Modern day analytical chemistry is dominated by the use of sophisticated instrumentation. The traditional techniques, however, are still used today in the principles of modern instruments. Qualitative analysis is one of the biggest parts of analytical chemistry. Qualitative analysis determines the presence or absence of a particular compound, but not the mass or concentration.