   Chapter 15, Problem 19E

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Textbook Problem

# A certain buffer is made by dissolving NaHCO3 and Na2CO3 in some water. Write equations to show how this buffer neutralizes added H+ and OH−.

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

A buffer prepared by dissolving NaHCO3 and Na2CO3 in some water, is given. The equations depicting how this buffer neutralizes the added H+ and OH ions is to be stated.

Concept introduction:

A solution that resists a change in the pH on addition of an acid or an alkali is termed as a buffer solution.

To determine: The equations depicting how the given buffer neutralizes the added H+ and OH ions.

Explanation

Explanation

The equations depicting how the given buffer neutralizes the added H+ ions is,

H++CO32HCO3

The equations depicting how the given buffer

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