Question #45e82

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Jun 25, 2017

Here's a short list of uses of colorimetry.


  • To test for chemicals in water, such as dissolved oxygen, chlorine, fluoride, cyanide, iron, molybdenum, zinc, and hydrazine.
  • To determine the concentration of plant nutrients such as ammonia, nitrate, potassium, and phosphorus in soil.
  • To monitor the growth of a bacterial or yeast culture.
  • To assess color in bird plumage.
  • To measure and monitor the colour in various foods and beverages
  • To measure the colours used in copy machines, fax machines, and printers

  • For various medical and clinical tests such as

    o α-amylase in blood or urine
    o bilirubin
    o cholesterol
    o cholinesterase activity in blood
    o hemoglobin in blood
    o iron in serum
    o lactate dehydrogenase
    o lead in urine/feces
    o phosphatase in blood
    o sugar in blood
    o urea in blood
    o uric acid in serum