Definition of Carius method
: a method for determining halogens, sulfur, and phosphorus in organic compounds by heating them in sealed glass tubes with fuming nitric acid in a special furnace, the glass tubes being enclosed in iron tubes to avoid danger from explosion
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Origin and Etymology of carius method
after G. Ludwig Carius †1875 German chemist
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