Analysis - purification and identification

The resources in this list include a wide range of topics including methods of analysis of mixtures, and separation and purification of compounds including filtration, crystallisation, distillation (simple and fractional) and chromatography. Simple qualitative analysis ( identification of what is present) of compounds including the identification of ions and gases is covered as is the use of spectroscopy for qualitaive and quantitative analysis.

These topics may be separated and included in different sections depending on your syllabus but are gathered together here in one list as they support and reinforce one another in the sense that separation of a compound from a mixture leads onto purification which in turn leads onto analysis.

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