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 What is the pH of a buffer solution when the concentrations of both buffer components (the weak acid and its conjugate base) are equal? What happens to the pH when the buffer contains more of the weak acid than the conjugate base? More of the conjugate base than the weak acid? 

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The pH of a buffer solution can be calculated by using Henderson- Hasselbalch equation.

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The pH of a buffer solution when the concentrations of both buffer components are equal is pKa.

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When the buffer contains more of the weak acid than the conjugate base,  that means more protons are present i...

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