pH of Household Products Quiz

See if You Know Which Household Chemicals Are Acids and Bases

Take this quiz to see how well you know whether common household chemicals are acids, bases, or neutral pH.
Take this quiz to see how well you know whether common household chemicals are acids, bases, or neutral pH. Con Tanasiuk / Getty Images

1. NaOH may be found in drain cleaners and as a component of soaps. Is NaOH an acid or a base?

2. HCl is found in household products, including some toilet bowl cleaners. Is HCl an acid or a base?

3. Is laundry detergent an acid or a base?

4. Ammonia is found in many household products, including window cleaner. What is the pH of ammonia?

5. Is pure water acidic, basic, or neutral?

6. Tums and Maalox are examples of:

7. Vinegar is an example of:

8. Water found near sources of air pollution tends to be:

10. If you check the pH of cooking oil with litmus (pH) paper, the results will indicate that the oil is:

pH of Household Products Quiz

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Learning about acids and bases in the home will help make it safer and more interesting.. Phillip Hayson / Getty Images

You had trouble with the quiz, but you learned about which common chemicals are acids, bases, and neutral. If you're curious about the pH of home products, you can make your own pH paper and test chemicals in your kitchen and bathroom.

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pH of Household Products Quiz

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Knowing the pH of common household chemicals could even save your life!. Dave White / Getty Images

 Good job! You already knew some whether some common chemicals were acids or bases. Now, you know even more. Where can you go from here? To make sure you know pH values, you can look up household chemicals on this handy chart. If you're ready for another quiz, see how well you understand the chemistry of acids and bases.

pH of Household Products Quiz

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Great job! You know so much about the pH of acids and bases you practically deserve a doctorate or Ph.D. in the subject. What can you do next? Mix up a batch of homemade pH indicator and test chemicals around the house to see whether they are acids or bases.

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