The pH of fresh soils and soil solutions

Eville Gorham

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pH was measured by glass electrode in mull and mor woodland soils, and in a lake mud core. Direct electrode insertion yielded the lowest values, intermediate values were given by expressed soil solutions, and the highest pH levels were observed after aeration of soil solutions. These methods gave pH differences of up to 2.1 units on single samples.
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Pages (from-to)563
Number of pages1
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1960


  • Chemistry of lake waters/sediments and wetland waters/peats in relation to controlling environmental factors
  • Plant and soil chemistry

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