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How can I know if something is acidic or alkaline?

In this activity, students explore multiple facets of acids and bases, from identifying them with a pH scale to their various uses. The activity also deals with everyday realities such as the pH of pool water, heartburn, acidification of the oceans, and the pH of soaps and detergents.


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