Chemistry (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 17 - Questions and Problems - Page 825: 17.21


(1) - (a), (b) and (d) are capable of acting as buffer solutions. (2) - (a) is the most effective one.

Work Step by Step

- To act as a buffer, the solution needs: - A weak acid. - Its conjugate base. - They both have to be in similar concentrations. (c) doesn't have the conjugate base of its acid; therefore, it isn't a buffer.
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