Experiment 1. Qualitative Chemical AnalysisPURPOSE AND LEARNING OBJECTIVESTo become familiar with the concept of qualitative analysisTo learn to make scientific observationsTo introduce you to microscale techniquesTo qualitatively ID the presence of a chemical species in an unknown sampleQualitative Analysis – Deals with the detection and identification of the constituents of a sample. Gives simple “yes” or “no” but doesn’t determine actual amounts (g/mol, g/L, mol/L ). In several cases you use your eye as a detector!Example: Spot test, litmus paper (pH), swimming pool testColor change signifies thedetection of species of interest
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