Regardless of the problem on which an analytical chemist is working, its solution ultimately requires a knowledge of chemistry and the ability to reason with that knowledge. For example, an analytical chemist developing a method for studying the effect of pollution on spruce trees needs to know, or know where to find, the structural and chemical differences between p-hydroxybenzoic acid and p-hydroxyacetophenone, two common phenols found in the needles of spruce trees (Figure 6.1). Chemical reasoning is a product of experience and is constructed from knowledge acquired in the classroom, the laboratory, and the chemical literature.
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