"Kinetic Method of Analysis" is a newly growing field in the area of
analytical chemistry. During the past decade considerable efforts have been
directed towards developing increasingly sensitive methods for the determination
of trace constituents. Because of their high sensitivity, kinetic-catalytic
methods have been recognized as offering a valuable approach to
trace analysis. Many methods have been reported for kinetic determination
of inorganic species like mercury, copper and nitrite, and also a few for
organic species, based on their catalytic effect on ligand substitution or
oxidation reactions. This micro-review covers in brief the salient features
of the methodology called "Kinetic Methods of Analysis" as applied to
trace determination of various species.