Buffers

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Maayan Epstein 14B
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Buffers

Postby Maayan Epstein 14B » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 pm

How do buffers work in acid base reactions? Can someone explain, thank you!

Patrick Cai 1L
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Re: Buffers

Postby Patrick Cai 1L » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm

Buffers are typically a solution containing a weak acid and its conjugate base or a weak base and its conjugate acid. Their overall effect, when subjugated to the introduction of either a strong acid or strong acid, is to lessen the degree by which the pH of the solution is affected. For instance, if a buffer solution of acetic acid and acetate is mixed with sodium hydroxide, the resulting pH would be less basic than what you would expect if the sodium hydroxide was mixed in a container of just water.

Jordan Lo 2A
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Re: Buffers

Postby Jordan Lo 2A » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm

The strong acid/strong base comes from the salt, right?

Shibhon_Shepard
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Re: Buffers

Postby Shibhon_Shepard » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:27 pm

Yes the acid/base comes from the salt!

Aidan Ryan 1B
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Re: Buffers

Postby Aidan Ryan 1B » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:29 pm

What equations will we use for buffer questions.


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