Determination of ferric ion in hydrometallurgical leach liquors

A measured amount of acidic hydrometallurgical leach liquor is pH modified with a small amount of glacial acetic acid, and the Fe(III) content reduced to Fe(II) with iodide ion. The liberated iodine is titrated with standard thiosulfate solution to an exothermic endpoint. Thus, 1 mol Fe3+= 1 mol S2O32-.