To succeed in this topic, you need to:
Be familiar with chemical testing for qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Be familiar with instrumental analysis methods, including chromatography and spectroscopy, for use in qualitative and quantitative analysis.
Be familiar with the hydrolysis of polyesters and polyamides (in macromolecules).

After working through this Chemistry Factsheet, you will:
Be aware of the role of forensic chemistry and forensic toxicologists in crime investigations.
Be able to describe key processes involved in qualitative and quantitative analysis using instrumental techniques.
Be able to describe how chemical changes in decaying tissues are used to establish timelines.
Be able to describe key chemical tests in forensic science including, developing fingerprints, identifying fluids at crime scenes, e.g. blood.

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April 2020


ISSN: 1351-5136

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