Forensic and Clinical Chemistry

The term "forensic" comes from the Latin word "forensis," which refers to a public forum or discussion. The application of chemistry and its subspecialty, forensic toxicology, in a legal situation is known as forensic chemistry. Unknown materials collected at a crime scene can be identified with the help of a forensic scientist. To help identify unknown compounds, experts in this discipline use a variety of methodologies and devices. Investigators can use forensic chemists' analyses to get answers and validate or disprove their assumptions. The identification of the numerous compounds discovered at the site can help investigators figure out what they should be looking for during their search.

Clinical chemistry (sometimes referred to as chemical pathology, clinical biochemistry, or medical biochemistry) is a branch of chemistry that deals with the examination of body fluids for diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It is a type of biochemistry that is employed in practice.