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active acidity vs total acidity
« on: February 25, 2009, 03:56:44 AM »

What is the difference between the "active acidity" and the "total acidity" of a solution, and how is each measured???

I have tried to find in this the textbook, classnotes, and online...but am coming up empty!
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Re: active acidity vs total acidity
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 04:28:39 AM »

Not that I have heard these terms, but seems to me like they should be more or less obvious. Think about pH and amount of base needed to neutralize your lactic acid solution.
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Re: active acidity vs total acidity
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 05:07:07 AM »

active acidity refers only to the hydrogen ions present in a solution due to the ionization of an acid. This is measured by using pH meters or pH indicator papers...

what is total acidity?
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