To integrate knowledge of the theories of chemistry and physics to better understand drug absorption, distribution, and elimination. Describe rate processes regarding drug action, degradation, and bioavailability. Read and interpret the written prescription. Use the correct gravimetric and volumetric measuring procedures to obtain the desired quantity of a formulation component. Assess physical and chemical data in order to evaluate the stability of a given formulation. Identify and explain how components of liquid formulations are physically and chemically compatible or incompatible. Recommend appropriate formulation component alternatives to avoid physical and chemical incompatibilities.