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1

How is pH defined?

log [1/H+ concentration]

2

a weak acid and its conjugate base is known as what?

a buffer

3

What are 4 buffers of the body?

Bicarbonate
Hemoglobin
Phosphate
intracellular proteins

4

Generally, what is the pH of the body?

7.35-7.45, slightly alkaline

5

a substance that donates H+ is known as what?

acid

6

a base is defined as:

an H+ acceptor, or an OH donor

7

a solution that has the ability to resist pH changes despite added acid or base is known as what?

a buffer