3. Classical Methods

  1. Brian M. Tissue

Published Online: 7 JUN 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118647042.ch3

Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria

Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria

How to Cite

Tissue, B. M. (2013) Classical Methods, in Basics of Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Equilibria, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118647042.ch3

Author Information

  1. Virginia Tech, Department of Chemistry, Blacksburg, VA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUN 2013
  2. Published Print: 12 JUL 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470592083

Online ISBN: 9781118647042

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Keywords:

  • aqueous solution;
  • chemical reaction;
  • coulometry;
  • gravimetry;
  • titration;
  • titration curves

Summary

This chapter reviews the main types of chemical reactions that occur in aqueous solution. These reactions are used in analytical procedures for sample preparation and to quantitate analytes. The two most common procedures are gravimetry and titration. Coulometry is a type of titration that has widespread use for some analytes, for example, water. A key concept underlying these wet-chemical methods is to keep track of reaction stoichiometry in calculations to convert experimental measurements to analyte concentrations.