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Alkalinity

Alkalinity is the capacity of a substance to neutralize acid solution.

Alkaline substances combine with hydrogen ions and, therefore, decrease the number of free hydrogen ions in the solution making it less acidic or more alkaline. The higher the pH, the more alkaline the solution is.

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