In spite of the apparent technical simplicity with which visual complexometric titrations of metal cations with aminopolycarboxylic acids titrants are performed, a complex chemistry takes place in the titrated solution during the titration, due to the chemical environment and to the insuppressible chemical properties of metal cations, aminopolycarboxylic acids and metallochromic indicators. This chemical complexity makes rigorous exposition and evaluations of complexometric titrations arduous. Nonetheless, by the introduction of the notions of groups of chemical species and reactions between groups of chemical species (with the connected concept of conditional formation constant), a frame is created within which complexometric titrations with aminopolycarboxylic acids can be collocated and which allows a reasonably simple presentation and evaluation of the analytically relevant aspects of this type of titrations. In a sense, the well known concept of conditional complex formation constant is updated in a way that facilitates understanding and use.

Understanding Complexometric Titrations of Metal Cations with Aminopolycarboxylic Acids (EDTA and Analogs) within the frame of the Notion of Reactions between Groups of Chemical Species

SALVATORE, MARIA MICHELA;SALVATORE, FRANCESCO
2015

Abstract

In spite of the apparent technical simplicity with which visual complexometric titrations of metal cations with aminopolycarboxylic acids titrants are performed, a complex chemistry takes place in the titrated solution during the titration, due to the chemical environment and to the insuppressible chemical properties of metal cations, aminopolycarboxylic acids and metallochromic indicators. This chemical complexity makes rigorous exposition and evaluations of complexometric titrations arduous. Nonetheless, by the introduction of the notions of groups of chemical species and reactions between groups of chemical species (with the connected concept of conditional formation constant), a frame is created within which complexometric titrations with aminopolycarboxylic acids can be collocated and which allows a reasonably simple presentation and evaluation of the analytically relevant aspects of this type of titrations. In a sense, the well known concept of conditional complex formation constant is updated in a way that facilitates understanding and use.
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