Chemical test

Chemical test

In chemistry, a chemical test is a qualitative or quantitative procedure designed to prove the existence of, or to quantify, a chemical compound or chemical group with the aid of a specific reagent. A presumptive test is specifically used in medical science.



Chemical testing might have a variety of purposes, such as:

  • Determine if, or verify that, the requirements of a specification, regulation, or contract are met
  • Decide if a new product development program is on track: Demonstrate proof of concept
  • Demonstrate the utility of a proposed patent
  • Determine the interactions of a sample with other known substances
  • Determine the composition of a sample
  • Provide standard data for other scientific, medical, and Quality assurance functions
  • Validate suitability for end-use
  • Provide a basis for Technical communication
  • Provide a technical means of comparison of several options
  • Provide evidence in legal proceedings

Biochemical tests

Reducing sugars

Proteins and polypeptides

Organic tests

Inorganic tests

See also


[[Category:Analytical ) ((biochemistry reagent))

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