What makes the pH scale useful and what are its properties?

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Please provide information in a detailed manner regarding to the pH scale. Thank you.
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What makes the pH scale useful and what are its properties?
« Reply #1 on: 01/07/2010 19:19:15 »
What do you know about it so far?
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What makes the pH scale useful and what are its properties?
« Reply #2 on: 04/07/2010 12:31:24 »
What do you know about it so far?

Okay...

Firstly pH scale means power of hydrogen

it ranges from a scale of 1 to 14.

pH 1 being the most acidic, pH 7 being neutral and pH 14 being the most alkaline.

Acids
- turns Blue Litmus Paper RED
-strong acids turn Universal Indicator Red
-Weak acids turn Universal Indicator orange or yellow

Bases
-usually metal oxides or metal hydroxides


Yup, I guess that's all that I know. Can you please tell me what I have excluded? Thank you very much.
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