Problem: Which of the following solutions is a good buffer system?a. A solution that is 0.10 M HC2H3O2 and 0.10 M LiC2H3O2b. A solution that is 0.10 M HF and 0.10 M NaC 2H3O2c. A solution that is 0.10 M NaOH and 0.10 M KOHd. A solution that is 0.10 M HCl and 0.10 M NH 4+e. None of the above are buffer systems

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We’re being asked to determine which of the given solutions is a good buffer system.


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


The maximum buffering capacity of a solution is when the pH of the solution is equal to pKa and the buffer range of a solution is pH = pKa ± 1

 maximum buffering capacity:              pH = pKa

 buffering range:              pH = pKa ± 1

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Which of the following solutions is a good buffer system?

a. A solution that is 0.10 M HC2H3O2 and 0.10 M LiC2H3O2

b. A solution that is 0.10 M HF and 0.10 M NaC 2H3O2

c. A solution that is 0.10 M NaOH and 0.10 M KOH

d. A solution that is 0.10 M HCl and 0.10 M NH 4+

e. None of the above are buffer systems

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