Saturday, June 5, 2010

pH Care

Since I’m still high on my new job, I’ll let you peek on one of the test and machine I am using.

Tada! The one on the center is a pH Meter, and that goes to show it measures the pH of a solution.

What do you know about pH?

pH is the measure of acidity or alkalinity of a solution. Or the measure of hydrogen ions (H+). The pH scale is from 0 to 14 with 0 as most acidic and 14 as most basic. Of course 7 is the median with pure water as the best example.

pH scale from staff.jccc.net

I’m sure you don’t care about those things, but I am to cite a more common example. We are aware of the many genitalia products in the market all claiming to be the best because it is either pH 4 or 5 and so on. They are correct, pH balance is a fundamental component of vaginal health (to read more visit sweetspotlab.com). We have to maintain the natural pH of 4 to 5 (generally acidic), and using soap with pH of 8 to 10 (generally basic) would disrupt the balance.

But hey nowadays, lower pH soaps are available so just check out the labels.

Science is great huh? Everything has an explanation. That's why I love it!

7 comments:

seth said...

wow! I personally forgot about it all the info from our science classes :-)

The Dreamer said...

that machine looks complicated *lol*

I remember there was this thin strip that you put in a solution to know if it acid or alkaline... or something like that (my memory is really bad!). Is it the same thing?

yuuki said...

same thing lang un sansan...it's called pH paper un nga lang d masyadong accurate un kc icocompare mo lang s standard at rounded sa whole numbers whereas itong pH meter ididip mo lng tapos sya na magbibigay reading up to 2 decimal places...

lalo yatang gumulo haha...

redamethyst said...

wow. talagang science. nakalimutan ko na ito.

Liz said...

Hello yuuki! Namimiss ko na chemistry. :(

Josephil Cerbito Saraspe said...

Great blog you have here. I love how you blab about Science. They're in a way interesting. I have also been planning to blab about Math and make all those complicated equations and laws sense in this world through simple explanations and real-life justifications. :D

Keep up!

Josephil Cerbito Saraspe said...

What a great blog you have here. I like how you blab about Science by making all those concepts relevant to the real world.

Keep it up!