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: 9

Answer

The effective pH range of a buffer is pK$_a$ +/-1.

Work Step by Step

This is because buffer components should not differ by more than a factor of 10.
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