Gutzeit test


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Gut·zeit test

(gūt'zīt),
an obsolete test for arsenic; a piece of zinc and a little sulfuric acid are added to the suspected liquid which is then boiled; a bit of filter paper with a silver nitrate solution is held in the vapor and will turn yellow if arsenic is present.

Gutzeit,

Max A.G., German chemist, 1847-1915.
Gutzeit test - a test for arsenic.