Lab 1 Notes
• Work to resist any change in pH when an acid or base are added.
• Without a buffer, adding an acid decreases the pH (below 7). Adding a base increases the
pH (above 7).
Strong Acid + Weak Base (from your Buffer Solution) -> Weak Acid + Salt
Strong Base + Weak Acid (from your Buffer Solution) -> Weak Base + H2O
Sample Reactions (Relates to your homework!)
- Formation of a weak acid when a strong acid is added.