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Chapter Three of the SW-846 Compendium: Inorganic Analytes

This chapter provides guidance for the analysis of inorganic analytes in a variety of matrices. The analytical methods are written as specific steps in the overall analysis scheme-sample handling and preservation, sample digestion or preparation, and sample analysis for specific inorganic components. From these methods, the analyst should assemble a total analytical protocol which is appropriate for the sample to be analyzed and for the information required. 

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