Problem: What substance would you add to CH3COONa(aq) to form a buffer solution?A. NaFB. CH3COOHC. NaClD. NaOHE. NH3F. HClO

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given compounds can make a buffer with CH3COONa(aq).

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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What substance would you add to CH3COONa(aq) to form a buffer solution?

A. NaF

B. CH3COOH

C. NaCl

D. NaOH

E. NH3

F. HClO

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