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    My chemistry textbook has the following information on acidic buffers:

    The function of the weak acid component of a buffer is to act as a source of HA which can remove any added OH-.

    HA(aq) + OH-(aq) -> A-(aq) + H2O(l)

    The function of the salt component of a buffer is to act as a source of A- ions which can remove any added H+ ions:

    A-(aq) + H+(aq) -> HA(aq)

    The textbook doesn't give general equations like this for bases. What would be the equivalent of this for a basic buffer? Could someone rewrite this for me in terms of Kb, please?
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    (Original post by Pigster)
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    So if I have an aqueous ammonia and ammonium chloride buffer, Ammonia would be B and ammonium chloride would be HB+?
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    (Original post by Shedvoy)
    So if I have an aqueous ammonia and ammonium chloride buffer, Ammonia would be B and ammonium chloride would be HB+?
    Yes.
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    (Original post by Shedvoy)
    So if I have an aqueous ammonia and ammonium chloride buffer, Ammonia would be B and ammonium chloride would be HB+?
    Thisa might help you get a handle on buffers ...

    interactive guide to buffers.
 
 
 
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