Conduct investigations and/or process data

Gravimetric Analysis

  • A method in analytical chemistry for determining quantity of an analyte my measuring its mass
  • The principle behind gravimetric analysis is that the mass of an ion in a pure compound can be determined and then used to find the mass percent of the same ion in a known quantity of an impure compound. Thus, solutions play an important role in gravimetric analysis
  • Some more factors that should be considered while doing gravimetric analysis include:
    • The analyte must be completely precipitated.
    • The precipitate must be a pure compound.
    • The precipitate must be easily filtered.


Precipitation Titrations

  • Method in which analytes and titrants form insoluble precipitants
  • Useful for determination of halides
  • Involves the use of precipitating agents such as silver nitrate, and are therefore also known as argentimetric titrations