Applications of the Formation of Complexes in Organic Analysis
In this chapter, we give some examples of the use of the formation of complexes in qualitative and quantitative organic analysis. It is not surprising that the major part of these examples is in the realm of the characterization of organic compounds by the formation of colored complexes and in the realm of their quantitative analysis by absorption measurements. The formation of complexes permits not only the identification of an organic compound but also the detection of some structural moieties in unknown molecules. In brief, it permits the functional analysis.