Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers


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A _____ pKa indicates a _____ acid.

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1. Which of the following indicates a strong acid?

2. The reason our blood can maintain a relatively neutral pH and keep us from getting sick is _____?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet tool is designed to help you practice distinguishing between weak acids, weak bases and buffers. Topics you will be quizzed on include what doesn't make a buffer system better and the characteristics of a strong acid.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz and worksheet combo, you will be assessed on your understanding of:

  • How to classify water
  • Conjugates
  • What makes blood a good buffer

Skills Practiced

You will also be able to practice these skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main terms, such as conjugate and buffer
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about conjugates in a different light
  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of buffer systems
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding strong acids

Additional Learning

To learn more about weak acids, weak bases and buffers, review the lesson entitled Weak Acids, Weak Bases, and Buffers. This lesson discusses the importance of the following:

  • Strong and weak acids and bases
  • Conjugate acids and bases
  • The acidity constant and Pka
  • Buffers