The Depth Of The River Affect Its Overall Ph From Mid July 2015-
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Question: Does the depth of the river affect its overall pH from mid december 2015- to early january 2016?
Knowledge Probe: According to.epa.gov/acidrain/measure/pH.html, pH is a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration of a solution. Solutions with a high concentration of hydrogen ions have a low pH and solutions with a low concentrations of H+ ions have a high pH. A pH of 7 is the most neutral you can get and 0 being the most acidic and 14 being the most basic. each level is 10 times more basic/ acidic than the previous level, for example a pH of 8 is 10 times more basic than 7, and a pH of 9 is 100 times more basic than 7. when an acidic substance reacts with a basic substance they counter each other like mixing hot and cold water.…show more content… The blue bar grapH below it shows the pH of each of the 12 trial collected. The table below compares the depth in inches to the pH directly, and the average of each is at the bottom of the table.
Data Analysis: On trial 5 something interesting happened where it did not match the trend of other data points. you can see this when comparing the depth to pH with the grapHs; for example trial 1’s depth and pH is lower than trial 2’s depth and pH, and trial 2’s depth and pH is lower than trial 3’s depth and pH etc. that sort of trend is fluent through the data except trial 5 where depth was lower than the previous trials but the pH was the highest collected. My data is accurate to a point but when collecting the depth of the river it presented a challenge to get 100% accurate because it is constantly changing; also the pH scale only measures to the hundredth of a digit. The pH Scales calibration could also have been of slightly but all of my trials were collected under the same calibration so it does not seem to present a change in trend but instead with the actual numbers.
Claim: When the depth on the Looking Glass river was higher it had a higher pH in late december 2015 to early January 2016.
Data Supporting Claim: When analysing my data you can clearly see that when the