Lab Report Essay

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Aspen Wilson
Lab Report: pH Solutions
September 26, 2014

Introduction: In this lab we measured pH using a variety of methods and materials. After the solutions we tested them with an indicator. By using the indicator we developed a concept of how each solution differed in relation to the pH scale.

Material/Methods:
Water: We used indicator paper to determine its pH. When tested by placing the indicator paper in the water, we found out that water has a neutral pH because it turned the indicator paper yellow.
Hydrochloric Acid: We used indicator paper to determine its pH. When tested by placing the indicator paper in the hydrochloric acid, we found out that hydrochloric acid has a acidic pH because it turned the indicator paper red.
Sodium Hydroxide: We used indicator paper to determine its pH. When tested by placing the indicator paper in the sodium hydroxide, we found out that sodium hydroxide has a basic pH because it turned the indicator dark blue.
Ammonium Hydroxide: We used indicator paper to determine its pH. When tested by placing the indicator paper in the ammonium hydroxide, we found out that ammonium hydroxide has a basic pH because it turned the indicator dark blue/green.
Sulfuric Acid: We used indicator paper to determine its pH. When tested by placing the indicator paper in the sulfuric acid, we found out that sulfuric acid has a acidic pH because it turned the indicator red.

Results:
SOLUTIONS
pH meter readings

Water
Yellow
7
Neutral
Hydrochloric Acid
Red…