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gravimetric analysis

noun, Chemistry
1.
analysis by weight.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for gravimetric analysis

gravimetric analysis

noun
1.
(chem) quantitative analysis by weight, usually involving the precipitation, filtration, drying, and weighing of the precipitate Compare volumetric analysis
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gravimetric analysis in Medicine

gravimetric analysis n.
The determination of the quantities of the constituents of a compound.

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Encyclopedia Article for gravimetric analysis

a method of quantitative chemical analysis in which the constituent sought is converted into a substance (of known composition) that can be separated from the sample and weighed. The steps commonly followed in gravimetric analysis are (1) preparation of a solution containing a known weight of the sample, (2) separation of the desired constituent, (3) weighing the isolated constituent, and (4) computation of the amount of the particular constituent in the sample from the observed weight of the isolated substance

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