Study that challenged validity of elemental analysis leads to scientific journals changing guidelines

Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 12:23 in Physics & Chemistry

In 1923, Austrian chemist Fritz Pregl was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his contributions to quantitative microanalysis as it became an essential tool to determine the elements present in a sample or compound. In chemistry, this technique is used to determine the identity and purity of a chemical while in geology, is used to determine the elements present in a mineral.

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