Encyclopedia of Astrobiology

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| Editors: Muriel Gargaud, William M. Irvine, Ricardo Amils, Henderson James Cleaves, Daniele Pinti, José Cernicharo Quintanilla, Michel Viso

Buffer

  • Juli Peretó
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_211-2

Definition

Buffer is a solution of a conjugated pair of acid and base that at a pH around its pKa can tolerate moderate additions of acid or base without a remarkable pH change.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Cavanilles de Biodiversitat i Biologia EvolutivaUniversitat de ValènciaValènciaSpain