Has anyone got a way of remembering that pH 1 is acidic and pH 14 is basic?
It's very simple Aoife all you have to remember is
1-6 - acidic
7 - neutral
8-14 - basic
The lower the pH, the more likely it is an acid. The higher, the pH, the more likely it is a base.
A is the 1st letter in the alphabet, A is the 1st letter of Acid, pH 1 is an Acid
^ oh smart
No bother :D
If you need a way to remember what the colours of litmus paper represents. Blue = Base therefore Acid = Red. (Blue for Base)
And Red rhymes with Acid, or at least it's a lot closer to rhyming with Acid than it is with Base.