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Abder-Rahman

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Aliquot
« on: February 04, 2011, 09:06:48 AM »

What is meant by the term "Aliquot"?

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Re: Aliquot
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 09:12:14 AM »

never came across it before, but found this definition:

aliquot (in analytical chemistry)
A known amount of a homogeneous material, assumed to be taken with negligible sampling error. The term is usually applied to fluids. The term ‘aliquot’ is usually used when the fractional part is an exact divisor of the whole; the term ‘aliquant’ has been used when the fractional part is not an exact divisor of the whole (e.g. a 15 mL portion is an aliquant of 100 mL). When a laboratory sample or test sample is ‘aliquoted’ or otherwise subdivided, the portions have been called split samples.

source: IUPAC Compendium of Chemical Terminology
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Re: Aliquot
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 05:37:48 PM »

I have heard it used both in the fractional sense (the first aliquot of the separation) and also in a colloquial sense meaning a sample (take the next aliquot from the reaction).
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