A buffer is able to resist changes in pH because the solution contains a high amount of both a conjugate acid and a conjugate base in equilibrium, allowing it to neutralize small amounts of acids or bases that are added.... More » Science Chemistry

An important buffer system in the human body is the bicarbonate buffering system that keeps human blood in the right pH range. This buffer system is essential, because exercise produces carbon dioxide and lactic acid in ... More » Science Human Anatomy

Buffers are an important part of the biochemical processes of living things because they help keep the pH within organisms' body stable. Most biochemical reactions that are essential for life only take place in a narrow ... More » Science Biology
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