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litmus

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1. A water-soluble blue powder derived from certain lichens that changes to red with increasing acidity and to blue with increasing basicity.

2. A coloring matter from lichens that turns red in acid solutions and blue in alkaline solutions and is used as an acid-base indicator.

3. The critical factor in a litmus test.

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Litmus Sentence Examples

It is a white crystalline solid, easily soluble in water, the solution showing a strongly acid reaction with litmus; the colour, however, is ultimately discharged by the bleaching power of the compound.0 | 0 |
The aqueous solution is strongly acid to litmus and dissolves most metals directly.0 | 0 |
An alkali is distinguished from an acid or neutral substance by its action on litmus, turmeric and other indicators.0 | 0 |
They are soluble in water, have an astringent, acid, and sweetish,, .taste, react acid to litmus, and crystallize in regular octahedra.0 | 0 |
In the second group, we may notice the application of litmus, methyl orange or phenolphthalein in alkalimetry, when the acid or alkaline character of the solution commands the colour which it exhibits; starch paste, which forms a blue compound with free iodine in iodometry; potassium chromate, which forms red silver chromate after all the hydrochloric acid is precipitated in solutions of chlorides; and in the estimation of ferric compounds by potassium bichromate, the indicator, potassium ferricyanide, is placed in drops on a porcelain plate, and the end of the reaction is shown by the absence of a blue coloration when a drop of the test solution is brought into contact with it.0 | 0 |
In the solution, therefore, there is now an excess of hydroxyl ions; consequently it has an alkaline reaction and the litmus turns blue.0 | 0 |
The solution reddens litmus and is an astringent.0 | 0 |
By adding certain alkalies to the other ingredients used in the preparation of these pigments, the colour becomes indigoblue, in which case it is the litmus of the Dutch manufacturers.0 | 0 |
For example, various sugars - lactose, glucose, saccharose, &c. - are added to test the fermentative action of the bacterium on these substances; litmus is added to show changes in reaction, specially standardized media being used for estimating such changes; peptone solution is commonly employed for testing whether or not the bacterium forms indol; sterilized milk is used as a culture medium to determine whether or not it is curdled by the growth.0 | 0 |
The solution of arsenious oxide in water reacts acid towards litmus and contains tribasic arsenious acid, although on evaporation of the solution the trioxide is obtained and not the free acid.0 | 0 |
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