Measurement for Strongly Acidic/Basic Aqueous Solutions

Measurement for Strongly Acidic/Basic Aqueous Solutions

Current glass electrodes are resistant to the strongly acidic/basic aqueous condition. However, if the pH exceeds 11, some error may occur and the electrode response speed may become slower. Exercise caution regarding the following item while performing the measurement.

  • Use glass electrode, the reference electrode (sleeve type or double-junction type) and the temperature compensation electrode.
  • After the measurement, rinse the sensing part sufficiently with pure water.
  • When the pH is higher than 11, some error (alkaline error) may occur. To measure the pH value at this range, perform the calibration with the standard solution of as high the pH as possible (pH 10, saturated Ca(OH)2 solution (pH12.45)).

*In this case of measuring a basic sample for the long term, the response speed of the glass electrode may become slower. In this case, immerse the sensing part in 1 mol/L HCl from 10 to 30 minutes, and then rinse it sufficiently with pure water.

Source by: Horiba

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