What is the PH level of household tap water
Edited BY: Moran Pearlstein
Edit Date: 2016-06-21 18:37:24

The definition of PH  : PH is a numeric scale which measur the activity of hydrogen ion. The PH scale range is from 0 to 14, used  to specify the Acidity or Basicity of an aqueous solution.
ph=7 represents a neutral solution, lower numbres indicate increasing Acidity and higher numbers indicate increasing Basicity.

The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) maintains strict standards to appropriate PH levels in drinking water: the PH levels must be within the range of 6.5 to 8.5 to fall within EPA standards, assuming acidic or basic water is harmful.

The following  video will show you the PH level of tap-water, taken by Moran Pearlstein at kibbutz Snir, Israel.

OUR question is : What is the PH level at your home tap water ?

Add a point on the map which shows your home geographic location and write the PH value you measured at your home.

To answer this question you may need a PH indicator, which you can purchase at any pet store that have products for aquariums.

For this course - Maya Usher has our kit and you can pick it up from her office at the Technion.

Question Created By: Yasmine Abu Nimer
Creation Date: 2016-06-18 22:36:44
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