Problem: Which one of the following pairs of substances cannot be mixed together (in any quantities) to form a buffer solution? (a) H3PO4, KH2PO4 (b) NH3, NH4Cl (c) HNO2, NaNO2 (d) CH3COONa, CH3COOHa (e) HNO3, KOH  

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Which one of the following pairs of substances cannot be mixed together (in any quantities) to form a buffer solution?

(a) H3PO4, KH2PO4

(b) NH3, NH4Cl

(c) HNO2, NaNO2

(d) CH3COONa, CH3COOHa

(e) HNO3, KOH

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