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post #9 of (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 03:56 AM
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Take a look at this

A pH below 7 means there are more H+ ions than OH-.
So when water is acid and already has lots of H+, extra H will tend to stay attached to NH4+.
When water has less H+ than OH-, H will detach from NH4+ and there will be more NH3.
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