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Other definitions for ph (2 of 5)

pH

Chemistry.
the symbol for the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen ion concentration in gram atoms per liter, used to express the acidity or alkalinity of a solution on a scale of 0 to 14, where less than 7 represents acidity, 7 neutrality, and more than 7 alkalinity.

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Ph

abbreviation Chemistry.

Other definitions for ph (4 of 5)

ph.

abbreviation
phase.
phone.

Other definitions for ph (5 of 5)

P.H.

abbreviation
Public Health.
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British Dictionary definitions for ph (1 of 4)

ph

the internet domain name for
Philippines

British Dictionary definitions for ph (2 of 4)

Ph

the chemical symbol for
phenyl group or radical

British Dictionary definitions for ph (3 of 4)

pH

noun
potential of hydrogen; a measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution equal to the common logarithm of the reciprocal of the concentration of hydrogen ions in moles per cubic decimetre of solution. Pure water has a pH of 7, acid solutions have a pH less than 7, and alkaline solutions a pH greater than 7

British Dictionary definitions for ph (4 of 4)

ph.

abbreviation for
phase
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Medical definitions for ph (1 of 2)

PH

abbr.
public health

Medical definitions for ph (2 of 2)

pH
[ pēāch ]

n.
A measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, numerically equal to 7 for neutral solutions, increasing with increasing alkalinity and decreasing with increasing acidity. The pH scale commonly in use ranges from 0 to 14.
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Scientific definitions for ph

pH
[ pēāch ]

A numerical measure of the acidity or alkalinity of a solution, usually measured on a scale of 0 to 14. Neutral solutions (such as pure water) have a pH of 7, acidic solutions have a pH lower than 7, and alkaline solutions have a pH higher than 7. The pH of lemon juice is 2.4; that of household ammonia is 11.5. The normal pH for human blood is 7.4.♦ The letters pH stand for potential of hydrogen, since pH is effectively a measure of the concentration of hydrogen ions (that is, protons) in a substance. The pH scale was devised in 1923 by Danish biochemist Søren Peter Lauritz Sørensen (1868-1969).
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Cultural definitions for ph

pH
[ (pee-aych) ]

In chemistry, a measure of the strength of an acid or a base. A neutral solution has a pH of 7; acids a pH between 0 and 7; bases a pH from 7 to 14. Specially treated strips of paper (see litmus), or more precise instruments, may be used to measure pH.

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