Chapter 2: Acids,Bases, and Salts

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Acids,Bases, and Salts

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Name the source from which litmus solution is obtained. What is the use of this solution?

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The litmus is a natural indicator that is extracted from lichens. The lichens are organism which arises from cyanobacteria or algae. It is purple-colored which is mixed with water to form an indicator solution. 

It is also available in the form of strips, known as litmus paper. The basic solution converts red litmus blue while the acidic solution converts blue litmus red.


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