Wijs method

\ ˈvīs- \

Definition of Wijs method

: a method for determining the iodine number (as of an oil or fat) that consists in adding a solution of iodine monochloride in glacial acetic acid and estimating the excess of unused halogen by titration with sodium thiosulfate

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History and Etymology for Wijs method

after Jacob J. Alexander Wijs †1942 Dutch analytical chemist

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“Wijs method.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Wijs%20method. Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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