Science, Tech, Math › Science Redox Titration Definition (Chemistry) Chemistry Glossary Definition of Redox Titration Share Flipboard Email Print Many titrations are acid-base titrations, but redox reactions may be titrated as well. WLADIMIR BULGAR / Getty Images Science Chemistry Chemical Laws Basics Molecules Periodic Table Projects & Experiments Scientific Method Biochemistry Physical Chemistry Medical Chemistry Chemistry In Everyday Life Famous Chemists Activities for Kids Abbreviations & Acronyms Biology Physics Geology Astronomy Weather & Climate By Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Chemistry Expert Ph.D., Biomedical Sciences, University of Tennessee at Knoxville B.A., Physics and Mathematics, Hastings College Dr. Helmenstine holds a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences and is a science writer, educator, and consultant. She has taught science courses at the high school, college, and graduate levels. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Anne Marie Helmenstine, Ph.D. Updated May 07, 2019 A redox titration is a titration of a reducing agent by an oxidizing agent or titration of an oxidizing agent by a reducing agent. Typically, this type of titration involves a redox indicator or a potentiometer. Example Set-Up For example, a redox titration may be set up by treating an iodine solution with a reducing agent to form the iodide. A starch solution can then be used as a color-change indicator to detect the titration endpoint. In this case, the solution begins blue and disappears at the endpoint when the iodine is all reacted. Types of Redox Titrations Redox titrations are named according to the titrant that is used: Bromometry uses a bromine (Br2) titrant.Cerimetry employs cerium(IV) salts.Dichrometry uses potassium dichromate.Iodometry uses iodine (I2).Permanganometry uses potassium permanganate.