Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 15 - Additional Aqueous Equilibria - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 693: 12a


$HCl$ and $CH_3COOH$ can't form a buffer solution.

Work Step by Step

1. For a buffer solution, we need: - 1 Weak acid: $CH_3COOH$ - 1 Weak base: Missing. - Since this pair doesn't have a weak base, it can't neutralize acids that are added to the solution, therefore, they can't form a buffer.
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