Problem: How many of the following are buffered solutions? Explain your answer. Note: Counter-ions and water molecules have been omitted from the illustrations for clarity.

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We are asked how many of the following are buffered solutions


Recall that a buffer can be composed of the following:

weak base and its conjugate acid
weak acid and its conjugate base
weak acid and a strong base 

▪ concentration of weak acid > concentration of strong base

weak base and a strong acid 

concentration of weak base > concentration of strong acid


Contains: 

A-  and H+


Contains: 

mostly HB → Weak acid


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How many of the following are buffered solutions? Explain your answer. Note: Counter-ions and water molecules have been omitted from the illustrations for clarity.

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