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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The first recorded use of litmus dyes was by the Spanish alchemist Arnaldus de Villa Nova around 1300 AD. Litmus paper made with these dyes was probably invented in the early 1800s
Litmus paper is used to estimate the pH, or the acidity/alkalinity level, of liquids (and some water-soluble gases) Blue litmus paper measures acidity (pH < 7.0) it turns redder
n. An unsized white paper impregnated with litmus and used as a pH or acid-base indicator.
You can make paper test strips to determine the pH of an aqueous solution by treating filter paper with any of the common pH indicators . One of the first indicators used for this
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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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