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What Exactly Is 'ph'?

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#21 SuperNib44

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 01:17

No, it hasn't. I was quite shocked when I looked at some pH tested levels, to see that Kon-Peki was over 9. That is the same as BSB, but to my knowledge, no-one has experienced the staining associated with BSB with KP.

I have a feeling it isn't all about the pH level...

Edit - pH levels post http://www.fountainp...-of-inks/page-3

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Wow. Baystate Blue is very basic.  It is on the same level as baking soda on the pH scale! 



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#22 SeeksAdvice

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:58

Yes, the B.S. line of inks is very basic.  It's not the pH that causes the staining, it's the colorants/dyes.

 

I think you'll find that many of the Japanese inks are quite basic.

 

Without looking at the pH table, and going from memory, IIRC, some Waterman inks are pH2 or so?


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#23 FoszFay

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:32

What exactly is basic? A high pH?

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#24 wallylynn

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:44

Basic (or alkaline) is the opposite of acidic.  Acid+base = neutral.



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Posted 26 September 2014 - 04:48

Basic (or alkaline) is the opposite of acidic.  Acid+base = neutral.

Thank you.

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#26 Chemyst

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 08:17

Here are some notes that I posted a while ago:

 

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