Carius method

noun

Ca·​ri·​us method
ˈkärēəs-,
-a(a)r-
: 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

Word History

Etymology

after G. Ludwig Carius †1875 German chemist

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“Carius method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Carius%20method. Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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