About the book
In chemistry, titrimetric analysis has the virtue of being absolute (no calibration curve requirement) in that the concentration of the substance under study (titrand) can be quantitatively determined by estimating the number of moles of reagent (titrant) reacted. This can be done manually point-by-point or automatically where the titrant is added continuously (monotonically or dynamically). The point of equivalence (endpoint) in titrimetric analysis is usually determined by a change in colour of an auxiliary reagent (the indicator), but may also be accurately and precisely detected by other means (spectrophotometric, potentiometric, conductometric, amperometric, thermometric, etc.).
It is a relatively simple process and a standard tool in any industry. Because of the versatility of the titration techniques, nearly all aspects of society depend on various forms of titration to analyze key chemical compounds.
The aims of this book is to provide the reader with an up-to-date coverage of experimental and theoretical aspects related to titration techniques used in environmental, pharmaceutical, biomedical and food sciences.