Chemistry and Crime

See for example:
Forensic Science by Lisa Yount (preview with Google Books) or
and Handbook of forensic drug analysis by Frederick P. Smith, Sotiris A. Athanaselis
Molecules of Murder by John Emsley (preview at openisbn).

Alcohol detection with the Breathalyzer.

Drug testing. Ganja, Cocaine, crack.
Narcotic Reagent Kits

Isotopic ratio analysis of illicit drugs.
Isotopic Ratio Mass Spectrometry.

Toxicity and Poisons

DNA analysis.
Arson and analysis of explosives, soil at crime scenes.

Continue to the Breathalyser or return to CHEM2402 course outline.

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