qualitative analysis

Analysis in which substances are identified or classified on the basis of their chemical or physical properties, such as chemical reactivity, @[email protected], @[email protected], @[email protected] point, radiative properties (emission, absorption), mass spectra, nuclear half-life, etc.
See also:
quantitative analysis
PAC, 1995, 67, 1699. (Nomenclature in evaluation of analytical methods including detection and quantification capabilities (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)) on page 1701 [Terms] [Paper]