An Introduction to Measuring pH
pH measurement is used to determine the acidity or alkalinity of aqueous solution, and is commonly performed across almost all areas of life sciences and chemistry. But why is it important to measure pH, and which technique is best suited to your application?
This guide provides a basic introduction to pH measurement, covering the techniques used, the tools required and best practices to ensure accurate, reliable and reproducible results. It also offers practical tips to improve the accuracy of measurements in routine applications, as well as basic troubleshooting to help you correct common problems.
Topics covered include:
- What is pH?
- Where and why is pH measured?
- Types of pH measurement
- Essentials for a pH measurement
- Step-by-step guide to measuring pH