- 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.
- 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