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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

Resources and Citations

  • 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