What is a pH meter used for?


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A pH meter is used to acquire the measurement of a substance's pH level. The pH of a substance is a measurement of its acidity or basicity.

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What is a pH meter used for?
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The pH level is used widely in chemistry and biology, and consists of a zero to 14 level system. Any pH below 7 is considered acidic, and any pH above 7 is considered basic, or alkaline. A pH of 7 is neutral, which is neither acidic or basic. A pH meter measures the pH level by testing the difference in electromotive force (electrical potential or voltage) between suitable electrodes placed in the solution.

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