pH Buffer

∞ generated and posted on 2022.02.03 ∞

Chemicals that slow the extent of pH change upon addition or removal of protons from a solution.

With a pH Buffer, a solution's pH does not change as much as would be expected, for example, given the addition of an acid or base to water.

Our blood is buffered against substantial changes in pH as could occur, for example, due to the release of lactic acid by our muscles or instead due to the dissolving of carbon dioxide during its transport to our lungs.