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Analytical vs physical chemistry for nuclear engineering

  1. Apr 19, 2015 #1
    does nuclear engineering use more analytical or physical chemistry. which one is is more based off of aplicatitons and technology. Overall what are differences between them?
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  3. Apr 19, 2015 #2

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    Analytical chemists are interested in quantitative measurements of chemical species in complicated mixtures. Physical chemists are interested in understanding chemical behavior using physical principles.

    I think it would depend upon what kind of nuclear engineering you would be doing, but I suspect that the practicality of analytical chemistry would be more similar to the other things that you would be studying.
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