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#### Tomf

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##### How do I quickly figure out which will form a buffer?
« on: January 14, 2021, 05:41:21 AM »
for example I had a question where all the pairs have the same Molar ratio, and it asks me which pairs will form a buffer. How would I go about solving this. I don't need the solution, just a method for doing this please.

a.CH3COOH + CH3COONa
b.NH4Cl + NH3
c.HCl + NaCl
d.HCl + CH3COOH
e.NaOH + HCl
f.NaOH + CH3COO

#### AWK

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##### Re: How do I quickly figure out which will form a buffer?
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2021, 05:49:56 AM »
Do you know the definition of a buffer solution?
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#### Tomf

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##### Re: How do I quickly figure out which will form a buffer?
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2021, 05:57:42 AM »
Yes, it's a weak acid with it's conjugate base. I don't know how to figure that out quickly without calculating the pH

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##### Re: How do I quickly figure out which will form a buffer?
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2021, 06:12:25 AM »
Yes, it's a weak acid with it's conjugate base.

Can you decide - for given mixtures - whether they contain such pairs?