Problem: A buffer solution is made by combining a weak acid with its conjugate salt. What will happen to the pH if the solution is diluted to one-half of its original concentration? a) The pH will increase. b) The pH will decrease. c) The pH will remain constant. d) The solution will become more neutral. 

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A buffer solution is made by combining a weak acid with its conjugate salt. What will happen to the pH if the solution is diluted to one-half of its original concentration?

a) The pH will increase.

b) The pH will decrease.

c) The pH will remain constant.

d) The solution will become more neutral. 

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