The pH-value is a chemical name for the acidity of a solution. Without going too much into detail, it is sufficient to determine that the pH value is measure of the amount of acid particles that are present in a solution. The pH value can vary between 0 and 14 pH.
However, the scale for the pH value works differently than a normal scale from, for example, 0 or 1 that goes up. In the case of pH value, pH-7 is neutral. When the value approaches pH-0 it means that the solution is becoming more acidic. Conversely, the solution becomes less acidic when it approaches pH-14, the solution then becomes more “alkaline.”
A step on the pH scale of 1 pH means a 10-fold concentration difference of the number of acid particles in the solution. It is simply the case that in a solution whose value is, for example, pH-5 there are 10 times as many acid particles as in a pH-6 solution. Conversely, there are 10 times less acid particles in a pH-7 solution than in pH-6 and 100 times less than in pH-5.
The ideal pH value for you depends on your personal application. We are happy to help you measure and monitor the desired pH value accurately and reliably with one of our measuring instruments. View our range of pH meters here.