Titrant vs. Analyte

By Jaxson

  • Titrant

    Titration, also known as titrimetry, is a common laboratory method of quantitative chemical analysis that is used to determine the unknown concentration of an identified analyte. Since volume measurements play a key role in titration, it is also known as volumetric analysis. A reagent, called the titrant or titrator is prepared as a standard solution. A known concentration and volume of titrant reacts with a solution of analyte or titrand to determine concentration. The volume of titrant reacted is called titration volume.

  • Analyte

    An analyte, component (in clinical chemistry), or chemical species is a substance or chemical constituent that is of interest in an analytical procedure.

  • Titrant (noun)

    The reagent of known concentration and volume used in titrations.

  • Analyte (noun)

    Any substance undergoing analysis.

  • Analyte (noun)

    a substance whose chemical constituents are being identified and measured.

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