cryoscopy definition

  • noun:
    • a method for identifying the molecular weight of a solute by dissolving a known number of it in a solvent and recording the amount where the freezing point for the solvent drops.
    • the measurement of freezing point of a liquid using a cryoscope
    • the estimation associated with the molecular fat of a compound by calculating its influence on the freezing point of a solvent
    • That division of physical biochemistry which treats for the freezing or solidification of fluids and solutions; particularly, the determination of molecular loads of dissolved substances by the lowering of freezing-point of these solutions in ideal solvents.

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