Carius method

noun
Ca·ri·us method | \ ˈkärēəs- , -a(a)r- \

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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History and Etymology for Carius method

after G. Ludwig Carius †1875 German chemist

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