Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 16 - Sections 16.1-16.8 - Exercises - Review Questions: 2

Answer

A buffer is a system that maintain pH levels. By having large amounts of weak conjugate pairs, any change in pH is resisted.

Work Step by Step

The best example is in our blood. Blood contains carbonic acid and bicarbonate (base). They are both weak, and react with acids and bases in the blood to maintain pH.
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