Gravimetric Analysis Definition

Definition of Gravimetric Analysis

Gravimetric Analysis Definition: Gravimetric analysis is a collection of quantitative analysis laboratory techniques based on the measurement of an analyte's mass.

One example of a gravimetric analysis technique can be used to determine the amount of an ion in a solution by dissolving a known amount of a compound containing the ion in a solvent to separate the ion from its compound. The ion is then precipitated or evaporated out of solution and weighed.