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Offline cyoung15

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A Question about Bases
« on: February 25, 2009, 08:13:13 PM »
I am looking for a clear basic liquid that would be considered non-hazardous. I'm trying to ship the base and an indicator, but I cannot ship NAOH or Ammonia because you have to be like haz-mat certified. Thanks for your *delete me*!

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Re: A Question about Bases
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 08:19:19 PM »
Is sodium bicarbonate basic enough?  It should be safe to ship. 
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Re: A Question about Bases
« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2009, 08:46:53 PM »
I would have to test it.. It would need to be basic enough for Phenolphthalein to react and 'indicate.' Sodium Bicarbonate is not a liquid. It comes in a powder typically though. Will it dissove in water to look clear, while raising the pH value?!

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Re: A Question about Bases
« Reply #3 on: February 27, 2009, 02:45:08 AM »
Bicarbonate won't work IMHO, carbonate should do the trick (speaking of solution pH).
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