Analytical chemistry: An OpinionAuthor(s): Alicia Lorentz
Analytical chemistry is the study and use of tools and procedures for separating, identifying, and quantifying materials.  Separation, identification, and quantification may be used alone or in combination with other methods in practise. Separation is the process of isolating analytes. Quantitative analysis determines the numerical amount or concentration, whereas qualitative analysis identifies analytes. The study of acquiring, processing, and transmitting information about the composition and structure of matter is known as analytical chemistry. To put it another way, it's the art and science of figuring out what matter is and how much of it there is. For ACS chemists, it is one of the most popular subjects of study.