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Chittick analysis

Calcite and dolomite are determined using the Chittick gasometric apparatus.

The Chittick apparatus is designed primarily for determination of the volume of CO2 evolved from carbonates reacting with acid.

Contrasting differences in dissolution rates of calcite and dolomite in hydrochloric acid allow one to determine their percentage in finely ground sediments.

Reference: Dreimanis, A. (1962). Quantitative gasometric determination of calcite and dolomite by using Chittick apparatus. Journal of sedimentary Petrology v.32, no.3, p.520-529.

General Methodology:


Instrument: unstated

Sample material: solid

Sample weight: unstated

Analytical Technique:

Hierarchical classification



Spectroscopy | Physical techniques | Gravimetry | Radiochemical methods | Photometry | Electrochemical techniques | Chromatography | Other | Titration

Analytical Decomposition:

Hierarchical classification

Decomposition >> None



Analytical Methods:

IndexMethod OrderMethod IDQuantityDetection Limit
1  2549     Calcite  0.2
2  2550     Dolomite 

Associated Analytical Packages:

IndexPackage IDPackage Name
1  282     Chittick analysis
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