What is gravimetric analysis?

Please write in paragraph form without the questions in the essay.

Purpose and background 

What is gravimetric analysis? 

Advantages and disadvantages if any, of gravimetric analysis?

 What are the applications (uses)? 

What is homogenous precipitation? When is it used?

 What is vacuum filtration? Advantages of this method?

 Discuss the chemical reactions involved and include all relevant chemical equations