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Any difference between acidic and alkaline water?

  1. Nov 12, 2011 #1
    Acidic water (pH 4-6) is carrying positive charges and alkaline water(pH 9.5) is carryiing negative charges.
    Does anyone have any suggestions on what relationship is between pH and carrying charges?
    Thanks in advance for any suggestions?
     
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  3. Nov 12, 2011 #2

    DaveC426913

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    Your question is confusing, since you state the answer in your question.

    Alkaline water, with a low pH, is high in negative ions, such as OH. Acidic water is high in positive ions, such as H.
     
  4. Nov 13, 2011 #3

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    Water which is acidic will have as much negative charge as positive (H+) charge.
    Water which is alkaline will have as much positive charge as negative (OH-) charge.
     
  5. Nov 13, 2011 #4
    When I drink acidic water, what kinds of chemical reaction do we get for positive (H+) charges within my body?

    When I drink alkaline water, what kinds of chemical reaction do we get for negative (OH-) charges within my body?

    Does anyone have any suggestions?
    Thanks everyone very much for any suggestions
     
  6. Nov 13, 2011 #5

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    Key term that you should learn is "neutralization".

    First, check what is pH in your stomach. That should help you understand what happens any high pH liquid you drink.

    Second, check what is a pancreatic juice and what role does it play. That should help you understand what happens to low pH liquids.
     
  7. Nov 14, 2011 #6
    "The pH of your stomach is very acidic it ranges between 1.5-3pH, it is maintained by hydrochloric acid (HCL) and gastrin. A specific enzyme, pepsin, is activated and works best on digesting proteins in the acidic environment."

    When I drink any alkaline water with empty stomach, there should not have any process for neutralization, because there is nothing to be digested. so what kinds of chemical reaction do we get for negative (OH-) charges within my body?

    "Pancreatic juice contains enzymes that (1)complete the digestion of starch(pancreatic amylase); (2)carry out about half of protein digestion(via the action of trypsin,chymotrypsin,carboxypeptidase), (3)are totally responsible for fat digestion because the pancreas is essentially the only source of lipases; and (4)digest nucleic acids(nucleases)."

    Does Pancreatic juice increase when I drink acidic water within my body?

    Thanks everyone very much for any suggestions
     
  8. Nov 14, 2011 #7

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  9. Dec 1, 2011 #8
    pH is a measure of the amount of positive charges. The p means -log though so its a kind of reverse measurement. Higher pH means less positive charges. When you get above pH 7 then there are no more positive charges and negative charges start forming.
     
  10. Dec 1, 2011 #9

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    Geez, you apparently have a bad day. Nothing you wrote is true. Every solution is electrically neutral, so amount of positive charges is always identical to the amount of negative charges, no matter if pH is high or low.
     
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