Date: Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:41:08 -0400
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Subject: Re: pH Indicator Question

From: Christopher Suznovich 
Date: August 27, 2009 1:39:30 AM EDT
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] pH Indicator Question

At work (pharmaceutical company) when in doubt, Google it.  Try  
for =8CpH 9 indicators=B9 or whatever you need.  This is great for when 
chemical or reagent has an IUPAC and a common name or trade name which  

run into sometimes.  Then check out the search results for a reliable  

In most cases you will get links to the chemical manufacturers (for  

If Google is not a preferred choice, performing a search on any of the
chemical or lab supplier web sites, such as Spectrum or Sigma, will also
work.  They will also if performing a site search, list the products  
offer for such analysis.

Chris Suznovich


From: "Laurence Doemeny" 
Date: August 27, 2009 12:59:53 AM EDT
Subject: RE: [DCHAS-L] pH Indicator Question

Is this a discussion about Wikipedia or pH indicators?  The original  
poster could:
- Ask a question on the list
- Read a quantitative analysis book
- Look up indicators in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics
- Go to the library and find the answer
- Go to the internet and query Google.

He chose to go to take the easy route and ask the list and could have  

gotten a response with the sole answer for the indicator.  No  
reference and I suspect no university would accept that either.  He  
got a link to Wikipedia which has citations.

The next two options are peer reviewed sources and he chose not to  
take that route.

The fourth, the library, option which few people seem to use these  
days has all the sources there for review.

The last option, again which the OP chose not to use has several links  

- some with citations.

I ask again, what is this discussion about?

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