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n. (context physics chemistry English) a technique, in analytical chemistry, in which the amount of substance released during electrolysis, and the amount of electricity used is measured


Coulometry is the name given to a group of techniques in analytical chemistry that determine the amount of matter transformed during an electrolysis reaction by measuring the amount of electricity (in coulombs) consumed or produced. It is named after Charles-Augustin de Coulomb.

There are two basic categories of coulometric techniques. Potentiostatic coulometry involves holding the electric potential constant during the reaction using a potentiostat. The other, called coulometric titration or amperostatic coulometry, keeps the current (measured in amperes) constant using an amperostat.