Does Boiling Water Change Ph?

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by LoopDigga, Nov 13, 2007.

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    LoopDigga

    LoopDigga Well-Known Member

    Now, I know it lowers the chlorine levels and takes out any bacteria and a lot of minerals that are in excess, but does it make the Ph levels go up or down? I don't have a meter, or else I would try on my own. Thank you.
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    capncash

    capncash Well-Known Member

    PH is a function of temp so it would change as temp changes but i dunno if it would change it permanently.
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    DOT5262

    DOT5262 New Member

    once it cooled back down.... common sence says it wouldent change... but idk....
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    LoopDigga

    LoopDigga Well-Known Member

    anyone with a ph meter wanna try for me? me love you long time?
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    paddy510

    paddy510 Well-Known Member

    i used a color ph test kit, not a digital meter, only tells from 4-8 in .5 steps.
    started with a ph about 7.5-8, light blue
    boiled water and while hot it had a ph of above 8, dunno how much since color chart only goes to 8 but it was really dark blue and blue is 8
    after it cooled down it was back to light blue again.
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    Dubbuh

    Dubbuh Well-Known Member

    no one told the guy thanks for testin and tellin? shame on you. thanks paddy i was just searchin about this and u answered the question. ty.
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    dael22

    dael22 Active Member

    According to me and water chemistry, ph values of boiling water would be less than normal temperature water.
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    bobthefish442

    bobthefish442 Active Member

    according to the link below, the ph of boiled water will go up due to a loss of bicarbonate ions and H{++} ions. It also says that the ph will go back towards whatever it was originally but not quite make it there, resulting in the water having a permanently slight increase in its ph.

    http://www.hindu.com/seta/2005/08/25/stories/2005082500271600.htm

    Its in the article towards the middle/end.

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