Loresto, Gabriel Hans N. 2121-1 Reaction Paper CHM “What Analytical Chemists do: A Personal Perspective” is an article by Gary D. Christian that tackles about if not all then some of the specifics of what is done in the field of Analytical chemistry and how the said field is used in our everyday lives, ranging from checking vitamin content of food up to obtaining objective evidences to be used in criminal cases through the use of forensics. The article also mentioned some of the tools and equipment that was used throughout history and progression of Analytical Chemistry, and how some of these equipment and devices were used in the different processes in analyzing chemicals, molecules and many more. To be honest, the main scope of Analytical Chemistry is already interesting enough for me, and being able to read more about how it can be used in different ways that I might have not known is quite an eye opener for me on what I want to do in the future, especially when I only have a little idea of what is done in the field of forensics, even though it is the field I want to take up sometime in the future. The only source of what I knew about forensics was the ones I saw in movies and TV shows, I never really got to read more about it, but when I came across the topic of Gas electrophoresis or also known as genomics in the article, it made realize how complex the different processes forensic scientists dive into to become of use in making use of the smallest details that can be found in criminal cases to become proper and objective evidences to be used in the court of law. Even learning about the topic of the usage of Gas Chromatography to check or confirm visibility or indication of illegal substances inside our bodies was quite interesting and was surprisingly more complex than I first imagined. This article by Gary D. Christian is quite easy to digest even for someone like me that does not read that much, and I can say that it could be a great first read and introduction to people who are interested in the field of Analytical Chemistry.