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The amount of acid present in an object. Materials with pH below 7.0 on the pH scale are considered acidic. Objects closer to 0 on the scale have a higher acidity than objects closer to 7. The pH level of an object can be tested with pH strips, pH testing pens, or pH testing meters.

pH Scale

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English acidity
French acidité
Spanish acidez
Portuguese acidez
Italian acidità
German Säure
Russian кислотность
Arabic حموضة
Chinese (Traditional) 酸性

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Testing and Instrumental Analysis

References[edit | edit source]

Anon. 2000. “Acidity.” Art and Architecture Thesaurus Online. Los Angeles, CA: J. Paul Getty Trust.

———. 2012. “Acidity.” CAMEO:Conservation and Art Material Encyclopedia Online. Boston: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.

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