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pH & Buffers

Parts of a pH Probe

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Learn the key steps in calibrating a pH meter. Practise performing a two-buffer calibration, correctly washing the pH probe, lowering the probe into the buffer and checking whether the calibration was successful.

Learning Outcomes

  • Distinguish between a pH meter and a pH probe
  • Identify the component parts of a pH probe
  • Identify key facts about the roles of these parts
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Using Instruments and Equipment

  • What principle components make up a pH probe

Working in a Safe Manner

  • How to safely lower the pH probe into solution

Concepts Principles and Theories

  • How the sample and reference half-cells generate a pH measurement

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