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Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
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Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
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Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

Solution: The drawing represents a buffer composed of equal concentrations of a weak acid, HX, and its conjugate base, X-. The heights of the columns are proportional to the concentrations of the components of the buffer.Which of the three represents a situation that cannot arise from the addition of either an acid or a base?

Problem

The drawing A bar chart shows HA and A- concentration equal.  Three other charts show: 1) HA decreased, A- increased 2) HA and A- equal, both decreased to the same level 3) HA increased, A- decreased represents a buffer composed of equal concentrations of a weak acid, HX, and its conjugate base, X-. The heights of the columns are proportional to the concentrations of the components of the buffer.

Which of the three represents a situation that cannot arise from the addition of either an acid or a base?