Titrimetric methods are probably the most widely used technique in chemical analysis. Volumetric titrations are by far the most common, and the focus of this course. We look at the techniques, basic principles, equipment, chemicals, titrants, preparation, redox titrations and more. Note: Techniques taught need to be practised and mastered in the lab.
John has worked in the field of analytical chemistry for over 45 years and has gained experience in a wide variety of analytical techniques and instrumentation in several industries and applications. He has always been interested in understanding the technology well and utilizing it at its optimum in order to produce reliable and accurate chemical data. To this end he is committed to enable others to not only use the technology correctly but also understand what it does, how it works and how to maintain it.
Titration methods are introduced, and titration defined. Theory of acid-base titrations is discussed, and some applications are given with attention to indicators and their correct selection.
The glassware required for titration is described (more detail is given in the course on Volumetric Glassware). We review technique (which needs to be physically practised) and discuss reagents and titrants and their standardisation.
Various other titrimetric methods are presented, including Redox, Complexometric, Argentometric and their theory, reagents and some applications. In each case the stoichiometric relationships and calculations are given. We end with some equipment care tips and GLP.