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The potential of Hydrogen, or pH, scale was invented by the Danish biochemist Soren Peter Lauritz Sorensen. He introduced this scale in 1909 to measure the acidity and basicity of substances. More »

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The pH scale is a logarithmic scale used to measure acidity. The pH scale measures how basic or acidic a substance is, and it ranges from 0 to 14. On the pH scale, a pH of 7 is neutral, less than 7 is acidic and higher t... More »

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A pH scale chart includes a list of all the possible values along the pH scale and whether each value is acidic, neutral or basic. Each pH value has a color assignment that corresponds to its color in a pH indicator test... More »

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The pH range for Sorensen’s sodium phosphate buffer is 5.8 to 8. The pH range for 0.2M sodium dihydrogen phosphate and disodium hydrogen phosphate stock solutions were determined by Sorensen. Hence, the buffer solution i... More »

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Giuseppe Mercalli invented the Mercalli intensity scale in 1902 as a way to measure the effects of an earthquake. The scale is based off of the observations of the people who experienced the earthquake. More »

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The hardness scale, or the Mohs Hardness Scale, was developed by Friedrich Mohs, a German geologist and mineralogist, in 1812. This qualitative test was the first widely used field test among geologists. More »

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