Monday, October 11, 2010

Acids, Bases and The pH Scale

I learned that on the pH Scale the acidity levels are backwards from how we normally see them, meaning the highest acidity level is 1 and the lowest (the bases) is 14.
What I Know:

1. What is neutral on the pH Scale?
Water, Milk. Anything lower than 7 is acidic and anything higher than 7 is basic.

2. Why is Water neutral?
Water is neutral because it has an equal balance of Hydrogen and Hydroxide atoms.

3. What dissolves more substances? Water or Acid?
Because water contains air it is always slightly acidic, consequently it dissolves more substances than acid.

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