Chemometrics and Analytical chemistry


Chemometrics =

"the chemical discipline that uses mathematical and statistical methods to design or select optimal procedures and experiments, and to provide maximum chemical information by analyzing chemical data"

Analytical chemistry =

"the study of the separation, identification, and quantification of the components of natural and artificial materials"

Perhaps the first thing one learns when studying chemometrics is that data and information are two different things. It is easy to generate large data sets that contain little or no information, and to find the information in a large data table is not trivial. The two main objectives of chemometrics are therefore

How to generate data that contains as much information as possible

How to extract information from large and complicated data