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Acids and Bases Problem set

In this problem set, you will learn about the solvent properties of water, pH, pKa and buffering capacity.

Instructions: The following problems have multiple choice answers. Correct answers are reinforced with a brief explanation. Incorrect answers are linked to tutorials to help solve the problem.
  1. Water as a solvent
  2. What is pH?
  3. Physiological pH
  4. Calculating pH
  5. More pH calculations
  6. Relation between H+ and OH- concentration
  7. Neutralizing a basic solution
  8. Neutralizing an acidic solution
  9. Acids & pKa
  10. Relationship between pKa and pH
  11. pH and Buffering Capacity of a Mixed Solution

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