Titrant vs. Titrate

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  • 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.

  • Titrant (noun)

    The reagent of known concentration and volume used in titrations.

  • Titrate (verb)

    To ascertain the amount of a constituent in a solution (or other mixture) by measuring the volume of a known concentration (the “standard solution”) needed to complete a reaction.

  • Titrate (verb)

    To adjust the amount of a drug consumed until the desired effects are achieved.

  • Titrate (verb)

    ascertain the amount of a constituent in (a solution) by measuring the volume of a known concentration of reagent required to complete a reaction with it, typically using an indicator

    “the sample is titrated at a pH near 10 with EDTA solution”

    “titrate 25 cm³ of this solution against 0.10 M hydrochloric acid”

  • Titrate (verb)

    continuously measure and adjust the balance of (a physiological function or drug dosage)

    “each patient received intravenous diazepam and pethidine, the doses being titrated according to the response”

Oxford Dictionary

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