What does it mean if a substance has a neutral pH?

A substance that is neither acidic nor basic is neutral. The pH scale measures how acidic or basic a substance is. The pH scale ranges from 0 to 14. A pH of 7 is neutral.

What are some substances that are neutral?

The neutral substances that are the most well known are: water, table salt, sugar solution and cooking oil. We have learnt about three classes of substances: acids, bases and neutral substances. But, we cannot tell whether a substance is an acid, base, or a neutral substance, just by looking at it.
  • Is milk neutral?

    Actually, milk has a pH of around 6.5 to 6.7, which makes it slightly acidic. Some sources cite milk as being neutral since it is so close to the neutral pH of 7.0. Milk contains lactic acid, which is a hydrogen donor or proton donor.
  • What is an example of an acidic substance?

    You can find acidic substances in any household, for example:
    • Lemon juice, pH of 2.
    • Vinegar, pH of 2.
    • Coca-Cola (aka Coke), pH from 2 to 4.
    • Battery acid, pH of 0.
    • Black coffee, pH of around 5.
  • What has the PH of 1?

    The pH scale
    Increasing pH (Decreasing Acidity)Substances
    0 (most acidic)Hydrochloric acid (HCl)
    1Stomach acid
    2Lemon juice
    3Cola, beer, vinegar

Updated: 26th October 2019

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