pH-value | Chemical acids and bases


All aqueous solutions, including chemical lyes and acids, have a specific pH value. The pH value is a logarithm scale of 1 to 14, the amount of H3 O+ ions in proportion to the OHions. At pH 7 the ratio is 1:1.

At pH 6 the ratio is 10:1, at pH 8 it is 1:10. Every pH level is a multiple of 10. At pH 14 a ratio is 1:10 million. By pH 1 it is 10 million : 1.

So the pH value of an aqueous solution depends on a ratio and is not an absolute value. The character and strength of an acid or base (lye) is defined by the so called acid or base residue.
For example, if hydrochloric acid has many Cl-ions at its disposal, then it would be corrosive. Or if a caustic soda has many Na+ ions.

With electrolytically gained alkaline and acidic activated water, those acids and caustic sodas are only available if they were already in the source water. That would be very limited amounts, a few milligrams/liter.
Therefore electro activated tap water cannot cause any external or internal damage to your body.

The chart below shows strong and weak aqueous solutions.
The same pH value can mean very different effects.


From top to bottom you see very strongly buffered and weakly buffered aqueous solutions in each case with the same pH value, symbolized with the color intensity.
The fewer the minerals available, the weaker the buffering.


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The Munich-based journalist has been working on the topic of "alkaline activated water" since 2004. For 12 years he worked closely with the alternative physician Dr. Walter Irlacher, with whom he wrote two successful books: "Service Manual for Humans” (Service Handbuch Mensch) (2006) and "Drink Yourself Alkaline” (Trink Dich basisch) (2008,2011). Since 2014 he has been contributing his knowledge and experience to Aquacentrum and giving lectures worldwide. “Electro-activated Water", the world's most comprehensive book on the subject, was published in 2016. View all faqs by Karl Heinz Asenbaum 

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