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A buffer solution is a mixture of two substances that prevents changes in pH.

You may be wondering what chemical reactions take place to create this type of solution, and the answer is simple: acid-base reactions.

When an acid reacts with a base, they form water and a salt.

The solutions are mixed together because one will need to have a higher concentration than the other for it to act as the “buffer.”

A buffer is a mixture of two substances that prevents changes in pH.

You may be wondering what chemical reactions take place to create this type of solution, and the answer is simple: acid-base reactions.

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When an acid reacts with a base, they form water and a salt.

The solutions are mixed together because one will need to have a higher concentration than the other for it to act as the “buffer.”

When acids react with bases (or vice versa) some reaction takes place which throws off any delicate balance between these chemicals.

A buffering agent’s job is to minimize or stop those kinds of changes from happening by helping restore equilibrium among different concentrations of hydrogen ions (H+) and hydrox.

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