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pH & Buffers

Calibrating a pH Meter

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Learn to calibrate a pH meter by performing a two-buffer calibration, correctly washing the pH probe and checking calibration success.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn how to use a generic pH meter
  • Work through the steps of a two-stage pH calibration, including washing and checking
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • What buttons are commonly found on a pH meter
  • What buffers are regularly used to calibrate pH meters
  • How to calibrate a pH meter with a buffer of known pH
  • How to check the calibration of the pH meter

Obtaining and Recording Data

  • Why it is important to wash the pH probe between solutions
  • Why it is helpful to calibrate a pH meter against 2 buffers of different pH

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