Problem: Consider a buffer composed of a mixture of acetic acid and sodium acetate in equal amounts. Which of the following clearly indicates what happens to the buffer when a very small amount of concentrated LiOH is added to it.    [CH3COOH]      [CH 3COO – ]          pH A. increases          decreases        decreases B. decreases         increases          increases C. increases          decreases         increases D. decreases         increases          decreases E. increases          increases           increases

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Consider a buffer composed of a mixture of acetic acid and sodium acetate in equal amounts. Which of the following clearly indicates what happens to the buffer when a very small amount of concentrated LiOH is added to it.


   [CH3COOH]      [CH 3COO – ]          pH
A. increases          decreases        decreases
B. decreases         increases          increases
C. increases          decreases         increases
D. decreases         increases          decreases
E. increases          increases           increases

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