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Are most household cleaners acids or bases?

Asked by John Mcclintic on September 15, 2021

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pH can be your friend or foe, depending on how you use your cleaning agents. When chemicals are dissolved in water, the mixture's pH level can become either acidic or basic (alkaline). Vinegar and lemon juice are acidic substances, while laundry detergent andammonia are basic.

What are some household bases? Common household chemical bases include ammonia, baking soda and lye.

  • Baking Soda. Baking soda, or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCOhas a pH of 8.3, higher than distilled water's pH of 7.0.
  • Borax: Cleaning andPest Control.
  • Milk of Magnesia (Magnesium Hydroxide)
  • Ammonia, Enemy of Dirt.
  • Lye: Clog Buster.

What are two household items that can be used to make indicators? Beets, blackberries, grape juice, plums, turnip skin, and more all act as an edible natural pH indicator. They all have anthocyanin in them which makes the solution change color, but they also differ in that little side groups attached to the main molecule cause the color changes to vary betweenfoods.

Can you mix bleach and Pine Sol together? A: Pine-Sol® Cleaners do not contain ammonia. Q: Can you mix Pine-Sol® Squirt 'N Mop with other products (such as glass cleaners, bleach, etc.)? A: We do not recommend mixing any Pine-Sol® product with other cleaning products or chemicals. Mixing cleaners can result in the release of hazardous gases.

Is soda pop an acid or base? If you mean the drink, pH values range from 4.75 to 2.38 (see this site), making them acids. Typical sodas contain phosphoric acid, and often citric acid as well. But there are various chemicals called soda as well. They are all bases, and they all contain-sodium.