Hydronium Ion

An ion formed by the transfer of a proton from one molecule of water to another. The number of hydronium ions in a liquid determines the pH of the fluid. Each step in the pH scale increases or decreases by a factor of ten.

This means that a pH of nine is ten times more alkali than a pH of eight. A typical steel steam boiler is run at a pH of between nine and eleven.

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  • On February 15, 2018