Food Chemistry Advances
School of Engineering
Deakin University School of Engineering
A recent study of ours reported that pH of common salts varies with concentration at room temperature. It can either increase in case of basic salts or decrease in case of acidic salts. In this study, pH values of four kind of potassium salts were investigated and their pH values increased with salt concentrations. It was reasoned that the concentration of hydrogen ions equalled the concentration of positive charges/protons in a solution, so a relationship between the activity of hydrogen ions and charge activity was developed. Further, the well-established equations for pH with hydrogen-ion activity and electrostatic/cell potential were extended to charge activity. Potential energy, the product of charge activity and electrostatic/cell potential, was presented and discussed.
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