Acidity

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Acidity damage

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Description

The amount or degree of acid present in a material. Acidity is normally expressed in terms of pH. Compounds with a pH below 7.0 are acidic. Acidity increases as the pH approaches 1.0.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Säuregehalt (Deut.); acidité (Fr.);

Hazards and Safety

Acidic compounds are reactive often irreversibly change adjacent compounds.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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