qui font virer au rouge le papier tournesol,

English translation: which cause litmus paper to turn red

17:50 Jul 4, 2018
French to English translations [Non-PRO]
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French term or phrase: qui font virer au rouge le papier tournesol,
Description of a kind of perfume:

Odeurs ou esprits recteurs aromatiques, qui font virer au rouge le papier tournesol, et contiennent souvent de l'acide benzoïque.

Here's my naive translation:

Aromatic flavoring smells or spirits, ???? turning red sunflower paper, and often containing benzoic acid
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English translation:which cause litmus paper to turn red
Explanation:
Litmus paper turns red in an acidic medium, blue in an alkaline medium.
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which cause litmus paper to turn red


Explanation:
Litmus paper turns red in an acidic medium, blue in an alkaline medium.

Marco Solinas
Local time: 08:42
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agree  Victoria Britten: Or, more simply, "which turn litmus paper red"
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agree  Nikki Scott-Despaigne
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agree  Daryo
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agree  Verginia Ophof
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