Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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Chapter 15 - Additional Aqueous Equilibria - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 693: 13a

Answer

$NaOH$ and $NaCl$ are not capable of forming a buffer solution.

Work Step by Step

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

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