Not to be confused with Alkali or Alkaline. Bacicity is measured using the pH scale. The concept is also extended to compounds having net charge. Roughly, the pH of a solution is a measure of determination of acidity and alkalinity of water pdf “strong” the bases are in a solution, whereas the alkalinity measures the “amount” of chemical bases: a “refined” example would be the strong base KOH-.
Measuring alkalinity is important in determining a stream’s ability to neutralize acidic pollution from rainfall or wastewater. It is one of the best measures of the sensitivity of the stream to acid inputs. There can be long-term changes in the alkalinity of streams and rivers in response to human disturbances. This section relies largely or entirely upon a single source.
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