Karl Fischer reagent

Karl Fisch·​er reagent | \ ˈkärlˈfishər- \

Definition of Karl Fischer reagent

: a colored solution of pyridine, sulfur dioxide, iodine, and anhydrous methanol that reacts quantitatively with water to form a colorless solution and is used to determine the amount of water in numerous substances

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History and Etymology for Karl Fischer reagent

after Karl Fischer, 20th century German chemist

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“Karl Fischer reagent.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Karl%20Fischer%20reagent. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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