The measurement of alkalinity or basicity of a material. An alkalimeter is an instrument that makes the measurement based on the quantity of carbon dioxide present in the material. The concentration may also be determined by titration of a solution.
Synonyms and Related Terms
Alkalimetrie (Deut.); alcalimétrie (Fr.); alkalimeter
Sources Checked for Data in Record
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998