- to ascertain the quantity of a given constituent by adding a liquid reagent of known strength and measuring the volume necessary to convert the constituent to another form.
Origin of titrate
Examples from the Web for titration
The acid numbers, determined by titration in the usual way, are 10-20 p.ct.Researches on Cellulose
C. F. Cross
Fleury has proposed a titration by oxalic acid as follows:—2 grms.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
This may be done by titration in alcohol which has been neutralized.Soap-Making Manual
E. G. Thomssen
The second titration gives the amount of caustic alkali present, and the difference between the two the proportion of carbonate.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
Or the milk sugar may be determined by titration with a standard copper solution.Cooley's Practical Receipts, Volume II
- an operation, used in volumetric analysis, in which a measured amount of one solution is added to a known quantity of another solution until the reaction between the two is complete. If the concentration of one solution is known, that of the other can be calculated
- (tr) to measure the volume or concentration of (a solution) by titration
Word Origin and History for titration
1864, from French titrer, from titre "standard, title" (see title (n.)), also "fineness of alloyed gold;" in chemistry, the establishment of a standard strength or degree of concentration of a solution.
1870, from French titrer, from titre "title, qualification" (see titration).
- The process, operation, or method of determining the concentration of a substance in a solution to which the addition of a reagent having a known concentration is made in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed, as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement, and then calculating the unknown concentration.
- To determine the concentration of a solution by titration or perform the operation of titration.
- The process or operation of determining the concentration of a substance in solution. Titration is performed by adding to a known volume of the solution a standard reagent of known concentration in carefully measured amounts until a reaction of definite and known proportion is completed (as shown by a color change or by electrical measurement) and then calculating the unknown concentration.