What Is Litmus Paper?


Litmus paper is a type of paper that turns colors depending on what kind of acids or bases the paper is exposed to. Bases turn the paper blue.
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litmus paper
a strip of paper impregnated with litmus, used as a chemical indicator.
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Litmus paper is a piece of filter paper treated with dyes from lichens. The paper can then be used to test for pH. The substance is acidic when the paper turns red and basic when it turns blue. You can find more information here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Litmus_paper
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