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noun Physical Chemistry.
  1. an instrument for determining the quantity of carbon dioxide.
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Origin of alkalimeter

First recorded in 1820–30; alkali + -meter
Related formsal·ka·li·met·ric [al-kuh-luh-me-trik] /ˌæl kə ləˈmɛ trɪk/, al·ka·li·met·ri·cal, adjectiveal·ka·li·met·ri·cal·ly, adverbal·ka·lim·e·try, noun
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Examples from the Web for alkalimetry

Historical Examples

  • The commercial value of this substance is determined by the ordinary processes of Alkalimetry.

    Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II

    Arnold Cooley

  • The quantity of alkali, whether hydrate or carbonate, may be found by the common method of alkalimetry.

  • Most of the processes described under Acidimetry and Alkalimetry are examples of this method.

  • Several synthetic indicators are employed in acidimetry and alkalimetry.

British Dictionary definitions for alkalimetry


  1. determination of the amount of alkali or base in a solution, measured by an alkalimeter or by volumetric analysis
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  1. an apparatus for determining the concentration of alkalis in solution
  2. an apparatus for determining the quantity of carbon dioxide in carbonates
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Derived Formsalkalimetric (ˌælkəlɪˈmɛtrɪk), adjective
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