Sulphur in soils.II.—Determination of the total sulphur content of soil

R. C. Little*

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    Abstract

    Published methods for the determination of total sulphur in soil are reviewed. A method is described for determining total sulphur in soil in which all the sulphur is reduced to sulphide by heating the soil with ferrum reductum. The sulphide is treated with acid and the evolved hydrogen sulphide estimated iodimetrically with standard alkaline hypochlorite solution as absorbent. The method is specific for sulphur. It has been found applicable to the determination of sulphur in soils of widely diverse origins and in many kinds of pure substances, both organic and inorganic. An error of ± 2.5% can be expected in the determination of total sulphur in soil.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)271-279
    Number of pages9
    JournalJournal of the Science of Food and Agriculture
    Volume8
    Issue number5
    DOIs
    Publication statusPrint publication - May 1957

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