Chemistry: The Molecular Nature of Matter and Change 7th Edition

Published by McGraw-Hill Education
ISBN 10: 007351117X
ISBN 13: 978-0-07351-117-7

Chapter 19 - Problems: 19.2

Answer

See explanation below.

Work Step by Step

Weak acid neutralizes when a base is added and the weak base neutralizes when an acid is added. As a result, the pH of the buffer solution remains relatively constant. They are often a conjugate acid-base pair of a weak acid because components of buffer cannot neutralize if they are conjugate acid or base pair.
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