Acid-Base Buffers: Calculating the pH of a Buffered Solution


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What is a buffer?

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1. What does a buffer do?

2. How do you calculate the pH of a buffered solution?

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About This Quiz and Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combination will help you understand the nature of a buffer solution, including the definition for and purpose of a buffer, as well as how to calculate the pH of a buffer solution.

Quiz and Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following aspects of understanding buffers:

  • Defining and explaining the purpose of a buffer
  • Calculating the pH of a buffer solution
  • Identifying features of buffers in equilibrium
  • Understanding the interaction of buffers with acids or bases

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow you to practice the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about buffer solutions in a different light
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as buffer
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related buffer solution lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about buffer solutions

Additional Learning

To learn more about buffer solutions, review the accompanying lesson. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understanding the function of buffers
  • Explaining how a base or acid interacts with a buffer
  • Learning how to calculate the pH of a buffer solution
  • Understanding the role of buffers in controlling blood pH