Calculus

If egg yolks have a pH of 64 then what is the pH of egg whites if they are 63 times more alkaline

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  1. missing a decimal point ... pH = 6.4

    pH is the negative log of the H+ ion concentration

    yolk ... log[H+]= -6.4

    more alkaline means more negative [H+]
    ... fewer H+ ions

    white ... log([H+] / 63) = log[H+] - log(63)
    ... change the sign for the pH

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