CameraIcon
CameraIcon
SearchIcon
MyQuestionIcon
MyQuestionIcon
Question

What are Olfactory Indicators?


Open in App
Solution

Olfactory Indicators

  • Olfactory Indicators are compounds that emit a distinct odour in an acidic or basic media.
  • These indicators are frequently used in laboratories to determine whether a given solution is basic or acidic.

Properties of Olfactory Indicators :

As previously said, these are compounds with distinct odours in acid and basic solutions.

They have the following distinguishing characteristics:

  • These substances have odour changes in acidic or basic solutions.
  • These indicators have a distinct odour.
  • This odour alters acidic or basic solutions and aids in determining whether a specific sample solution is acidic or basic.
  • For example, vanilla extract has a distinctly pleasant odour in an acidic media but becomes odourless in a basic medium.

flag
Suggest Corrections
thumbs-up
2
BNAT
mid-banner-image