Buffers

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Here you will find theoretical material about buffers.

According to Wikipedia, a buffer (more precisely, pH buffer or hydrogen ion buffer) is an aqueous solution consisting of a mixture of a weak acid and its conjugate base, or vice versa. Its pH changes very little when a small amount of strong acid or base is added to it and thus it is used to prevent changes in the pH of a solution. Buffer solutions are used as a means of keeping pH at a nearly constant value in a wide variety of chemical applications. Many life forms thrive only in a relatively small pH range so they utilize a buffer solution to maintain a constant pH. One example of a buffer solution found in nature is blood.

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If you have ever get lost with buffers, remember this flowchart:

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Big thanks to https://www.applichem.com/fileadmin/Broschueren/BioBuffer.pdf and www2.sunysuffolk.edu/joshiv/handouts/PDF/Buffers_Handout.pdf.