How to measure pH using pH paper

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How to measure pH using pH paper

pH is a measurement of the level of hydrogen ions in a solution, this sits on a globally established scale from 1-14.


There is a range of ways used to test the pH of a sample. For virtually anything you want to test from water to ketchup to saliva there is a way of measuring the level of pH.

The most simple of these methods is using pH strips or pH paper, check out our video on the subject:


You can find a wide range of pH papers and strips on our website here, including a number of different pH test strips and pH papers.  The ones shown in the video cover the whole pH scale from 1-14, but if you know for example your sample is going to be between pH 4-7 you can purchase strips/paper that only cover that particular range and will give you a reading in smaller increments to the nearest 0.5 pH.

If you would like assistance picking out which pH test would work best for your circumstance please get in touch with one of our technical team on 01954 233 120, email us on or fill in the form below and we can help you out.

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