raul asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 5 months ago

What does the P and the H stand for when they say lower your ph levels?

7 Answers

  • Tom
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    Hydrogen Ion Concentration----  Low pH is ACIDIC (Think Acid) and HIGH pH is Alkaline, (Think Lye)  Neutral is around 7 (cant remember might be 5) 

  • 5 months ago

    pH = - log(10)[H^+] 

    the 'H' stands for hydrogen ion content. 

    the 'p' stands for the logarithm to base '10'.  NB The 'p' is ALWAYS written in lower case, NOT a capital letter 'P'.  

  • Dr W
    Lv 7
    5 months ago

    funny.. you joined YA today and ask what p and H stand for in pH.  yet you've been posting "please help me"... what's the pH?.. for weeks now under how many different names?

  • 5 months ago

    Soren Sorenson on pH:


    He's the guy who proposed the concept.

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  • 5 months ago

    It's pH

    pH is a measure of acidity or alkalinity. It is an abbreviation for "Power of Hydrogen".

    14 is strong alkaline  

    9-10 or so is weak alkaline

    7 is neutral

    3-4 is weak acid

    0 is strong acid

  • Matt
    Lv 6
    5 months ago

    pH is a scale used to measure acidity. It stands for “potential for hydrogen”

  • 5 months ago

    It just means acidity. If you want a lower ph, you want to make your chemical more acidic. Use a universal indicator to test it.

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