Pond's Ponderings

"Pat, my peaks are asymmetric! Does that mean I need to run the sample again?"
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26
Jun
2020
Resources - PCBs
June 26th, 2020 in Resources
A growing list of resources we have found useful for PCBs analysis.
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Sometimes the naming of standards is confusing...
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15
May
2020
Isotopic Dilution Analysis
May 15th, 2020 in Pond's Pondering
I was getting confused about numbers in an isotopic dilution method. So, I asked Pat...
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12
Mar
2020
Graduate school versus industry R&D
March 12th, 2020 in Learning
Matthew reflects on some of the differences between graduate school analytical chemistry and industry analytical chemistry
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03
Feb
2020
Traceability
February 3rd, 2020 in Pond's Pondering
Pat, why is traceability so important?
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11
Sep
2019
Instrument Calibration
September 11th, 2019 in Pond's Pondering
What if I asked Pat about mass spectrometers?
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07
Aug
2019
Standard temperature and pressure
August 7th, 2019 in Pond's Pondering
So, I asked Pat to elaborate on consistency across labs...
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29
Jul
2019
What is a calibration curve?
July 29th, 2019 in Pond's Pondering
Pat, what is the connection between instrument calibration and a calibration curve?
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So, I asked Pat what his definition of analytical chemistry was...
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