pH

From: Phillip J. Clapham (pclapham@whsun1.wh.whoi.edu)
Date: Sun Sep 10 2000 - 09:09:23 EDT


Hi:
The pH in the pH scale comes from:
p (Germanic word "Potenz" = "power") + H for hydrogen. This is because the
pH scale is measure of acidity or alkalinity, expressed relative to the
activity of hydrogen ions.

Phil Clapham



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