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#1 firestarnt

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 02:44 PM

I have a glass of water with a PH of 7. I put a Plant in the water and mashed the Plant up. The PH of the water is now 6. What is the PH of the Plant? Is there a formula I can use to calculate the change?
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#2 John Cuthber

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Posted 19 May 2017 - 05:24 PM

A plant doesn't have a meaningful pH.

Some bits of the plant will have a different pH to other bits.

 

Incidentally it's pH not PH

The sap of the plant is likely to be fairly well buffered

https://en.wikipedia...Buffer_solution

So the pH of the extract is probably fairly near the average pH of the plant tissues.

Why do you ask?


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#3 Electrical

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 09:26 AM

From your case, it is obvious that adding plant has changed the pH of the solution and overall pH is now 6.

 

The pH of most plants ranges between 6-7 means slightly acidic in nature.

 

Meanwhile, the basic formula for calculating pH is:

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Don't know what exactly will be implemented in your case.


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