Problem: How could you make a buffer? Select all that apply.a. Partially neutralize a weak base solution by addition of a strong acid.b. Add appropriate quantities of weak acid and its conjugate base to water.c. Partially neutralize a strong acid solution by addition of a strong base.d. Partially neutralize a weak acid solution by addition of a strong base.e. Partially neutralize a strong base solution by addition of a strong acid.

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We’re being asked to determine how to make a buffer.

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

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Problem Details

How could you make a buffer? Select all that apply.

a. Partially neutralize a weak base solution by addition of a strong acid.

b. Add appropriate quantities of weak acid and its conjugate base to water.

c. Partially neutralize a strong acid solution by addition of a strong base.

d. Partially neutralize a weak acid solution by addition of a strong base.

e. Partially neutralize a strong base solution by addition of a strong acid.