What does ebullioscope mean?

Definitions for ebullioscope

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word ebullioscope.


  1. ebullioscope(Noun)

    An instrument used to measure the boiling point of liquids

  2. Origin: From ebullire + -scope.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ebullioscope(noun)

    an instrument for observing the boiling point of liquids, especially for determining the alcoholic strength of a mixture by the temperature at which it boils

  2. Origin: [L. ebullire to boil up + -scope.]


  1. Ebullioscope

    An ebullioscope is an instrument for measuring the boiling point of a liquid. This can be used for determining the alcoholic strength of a mixture, or for determining the molecular weight of a non-volatile solute based on the boiling-point elevation. The procedure is known as ebullioscopy. The first ebullioscope was invented in 1838 by Brossard-Vidal, and was used for measuring alcoholic content. The advantage of this method was that the boiling point is relatively insensitive to other components such as sugars. Older alcoholimeters were based on measuring the density, which is more sensitive to the presence of other solutes. A later version was built by the French chemist François-Marie Raoult, but the difficulty to determine the exact temperature was overcome by the invention of the Beckmann thermometer by Ernst Otto Beckmann in 1887. This improvement made the ebullioscope a standard apparatus to determine the molecular weight of substances in solution by using the ebullioscopic constant of the solvent.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebullioscope in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ebullioscope in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Images & Illustrations of ebullioscope

  1. ebullioscopeebullioscopeebullioscope


Find a translation for the ebullioscope definition in other languages:

Select another language:

Discuss these ebullioscope definitions with the community:

Word of the Day

Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?

Please enter your email address:     


Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:


"ebullioscope." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2018. Web. 25 Feb. 2018. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/ebullioscope>.

Are we missing a good definition for ebullioscope? Don't keep it to yourself...

Nearby & related entries:

Alternative searches for ebullioscope:

Thanks for your vote! We truly appreciate your support.