H+ Sponge?

a: Buffer ~
b: a hydrogen sponge

What: "pH is all about the equilibrium between free hydrogen ions (technically H3O) and hydrogen bound to it's conjugate base. The more likely that a hydrogen ion will disassociate from its base, the lower it will drive the pH. With a buffer solution the amount of hydrogen ions that will associate or disassociate varies greatly over a small range of free hydrogen concentration (pH). Essentially, a buffer is like a hydrogen sponge. The hydrogen ions are still there, but if they're in the sponge, they aren't contributing to the pH."

Writer: JPINFV
Date: Jul 17 2013 7:49 PM

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