What is the sample's alkalinity if the phenolphthalein indicator does not turn the sample pink?

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Document ID TE105

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Version 2.0

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Published Date 27/05/2017
Question
What is the sample's alkalinity if the phenolphthalein indicator does not turn the sample pink?
Summary
Phenolphthalein alkalinity endpoint from pink to colorless
Answer
Phenolphthalein alkalinity uses a phenolphthalein indicator that changes from pink to a colorless endpoint. If the sample does not turn pink after adding the indicator, the sample does not have phenolphthalein alkalinity. The sample will also not have any phenolphthalein alkalinity if less than pH 8.3.