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Buffers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:27 pm
by Maayan Epstein 14B
How do buffers work in acid base reactions? Can someone explain, thank you!

Re: Buffers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:38 pm
by Patrick Cai 1L
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.

Re: Buffers

Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:42 pm
by Jordan Lo 2A
The strong acid/strong base comes from the salt, right?

Re: Buffers

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:27 pm
by Shibhon_Shepard
Yes the acid/base comes from the salt!

Re: Buffers

Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:29 pm
by Aidan Ryan 1B
What equations will we use for buffer questions.