chemical analysis

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Noun1.chemical analysis - the act of decomposing a substance into its constituent elements
analysis - an investigation of the component parts of a whole and their relations in making up the whole
uranalysis, urinalysis - (medicine) the chemical analysis of urine (for medical diagnosis)
scatology - (medicine) the chemical analysis of excrement (for medical diagnosis or for paleontological purposes)
polarography - an electrochemical method of chemical analysis
quantitative analysis, quantitative chemical analysis - chemical analysis to determine the amounts of each element in the substance
dialysis - separation of substances in solution by means of their unequal diffusion through semipermeable membranes
dating, geological dating - use of chemical analysis to estimate the age of geological specimens
thermogravimetry - the measurement of changes in weight as a function of changes in temperature used as a technique of chemically analyzing substances
tare - (chemical analysis) a counterweight used in chemical analysis; consists of an empty container that counterbalances the weight of the container holding chemicals
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Directly afterwards the distant sound of a heavy weight falling on the ground was heard, but no one paid any attention to it; the nurse was engaged in watching the chemical analysis, and Villefort was still absorbed in grief.
In the making of steel, a chemical analysis is made of each caldron of molten pig-iron, when it starts on its way to be refined, and this analysis is sent by telephone to the steelmaker, so that he will know exactly how each potful is to be handled.
One described the results of a postmortem examination of the deceased lady, and the other stated the discoveries made after a chemical analysis of certain of the interior organs of her body.
He tossed a sheet of paper upon the table, and turned once more to his chemical analysis.
If there is an afternoon train to town, Watson, I think we should do well to take it, as I have a chemical analysis of some interest to finish, and this investigation draws rapidly to a close.
He would hardly reply to my questions, and busied himself all evening in an abstruse chemical analysis which involved much heating of retorts and distilling of vapors, ending at last in a smell which fairly drove me out of the apartment.
It is possible, but in the highest degree improbable, since we see no signs of it around us, and chemical analysis has failed to reveal it.
Contract notice: Electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis (esca).
In the August 31 issue, IBO reported that Chris van Ingen, president of Agilent's Bio-Analytical Measurement (BAM)/Life Science and Chemical Analysis business, will retire in October and would not be replaced.
This text offers an explanatory review of the basic concepts behind 20 methods used most often for qualitative, quantitative, and structural chemical analysis in chemical, pharmaceutical, agricultural, and other sectors.
This book describes the chemical analysis of food in relation to its day-to-day use by industry, enforcement agencies and government.
In the area of additives analysis, the company continues to implement the separation of complex mixtures into individual ingredients with detailed chemical analysis to understand rubber and plastic materials.

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