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Re: was: Another OT, now: pH questions

The chemical composition of tears varies slightly depending on what
generates them (fear, deep sadness, anger, joy) so I wonder if there's a
variation in the pH??

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: "James R. Fisher" <garrideb@well.com>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Sat, 22 Nov 2003 06:24:57 -0500

>Theresa wrote:
>> Hmmm- good question .  What is the ph of human tears?
>> Theresa
>   I have a small pen-sized ph meter; if you cry enough,
>gather them up and send east for measurement. Five ml.
>should do... :-).
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
>> Behalf Of James R. Fisher
>> Sent: Friday, November 21, 2003 1:22 PM
>> To: gardenchat@hort.net
>> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Another OT
>> Judy L Browning wrote:
>> >
>> > Acts as a buffer, bringing the pH to a more neutral state.> ---
>> ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>> A curious question here. Baking soda will certainly raise the
>> pH, but from what? NaCl in water should have the same ph as
>> the original water, being the salt of a strong acid and
>> strong base.
>> -jrf
>> +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
>Jim Fisher
>Vienna, Virginia USA
>38.9 N 77.2 W
>USDA Zone 7
>Max. 105 F [40 C], Min. 5 F [-15 C]
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