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    Buffers are substances that help reduce the changes in concentrations of ions which are known as hydrogen ions and hydroxide ions. The composition of a buffer in an acidic aqueous solution is combined containing a weak acid and salt of conjugate base of the weak acid. (Importance of Buffers, 2013) The composition of a buffer in a basic aqueous solution is combined containing a weak base and a salt of conjugate acid of weak base. A buffer solution resists the changes in pH therefore resisting modifications in hydronium ions and hydroxide ion concentrations. This is beneficial in chemical analyses, syntheses and standardization of pH. (Importance of Buffers, 2013) Buffer systems play an important role in the surrounding environment, daily…

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    Beta Amylase Lab Report

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    Like the sodium phosphate buffer, the solid was dissolved in 300 milliliters of distilled in a 500-mL beaker using a stirrer and a magnetic stirring bar. The pH of the solution was then checked using the pH meter and it was brought down to the desired pH of 4.8 using a couple of drops of glacial acetic acid. Then it was poured into a 500-mL graduated cylinder and brought up to a volume of 1000 milliliters using distilled water. The buffer was poured into a labeled glass bottle and stored in the…

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    Lab Report Catalase

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    For this catalase experiment it was decided that the group was to keep the concentration of catalase and hydrogen peroxide the same and only change the level of pH buffer throughout the experiments conducted. This was done to observe the effect different levels of pH buffers have on the breakdown of hydrogen peroxide and the volume of oxygen released. The results from the majority of experiments conducted reflect that though they are in consensus with the hypothesis that the volume of oxygen…

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    Strong Titration

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    results that greatly differ then a strong-strong titration. The strong-weak titrations allow for an in depth analysis of the half-equivalence point as well as buffers. The half equivalence point allows the calculation of pH from pKa, as they are both equal at the half equivalence point, proven by the Henderson Hasslbach equation. It was Henderson in 1908 that created an equation allowing for the logarithmic calculation for pH from a buffer and the pKa which consequently lead to the knowledge and…

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    Buffer Systems As humans, we constantly need to regulate our bodily pH. This regulation process is called homeostasis, and is controlled by the hypothalamus and pituitary gland by a buffering system. A buffer solution is used to maintain the pH at a safe acidity. “A buffer solution is an aqueous solution consisting of a mixture of a weak acid and its conjugate base or a weak base and its conjugate acid” (Boundless, 2010) Equation 1 – Generic Buffer Equation HA (aq) + H2O (l) --> H3O+(aq)…

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    Acids and Bases Using the Acetic Acid and Sodium Acetate Buffer System Purpose The purpose of this experiment was to explore some of the properties of the acetic acid and sodium acetate buffer system, such as the greatest buffering capacity and the acid and base neutralization ability of several different concentrations of this buffer. Reagents The reagents used were the following: 0.10 M acetic acid, 0.010 M acetic acid, 0.60 M acetic acid, 0.60 M sodium acetate, 0.10 M sodium acetate,…

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    Buffer Capacity Lab Report

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    Abstract The main goal of the buffer capacity experiment was to analyze how the addition of acid or base and dilution affected the measured pH. The results showed that when the buffer systems were under acidic conditions their pH values decreased and increased when exposed to a basic environment. The main goal of the ionization of the amino acid experiment was to titrate an unknown amino acid with a strong base in order to produce a titration curve. The titration curve was used to evaluate the…

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    phosphate • Pipette tips • Buffered solutions of various pH • Parafilm • Distilled water • Hot plate • Beakers • Timers • Thermometers • Incubators – water • Disposable 1ml transfer pipettes Procedure Part I: Rate of Reaction • Preparing the Spectrophotometer • 0Prepare a “blank” solution to calibrate the spectrophotometer by combing the following solutions in a cuvette or test tube. • 0Label the test tube as “blank” using labeling tape and a sharpie. o You may also write directly on the…

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    This is cleaned with water and ethanol followed by etching with 10:1 HF to remove the native oxides. This is directly dipped into 10% 10-undecanoic acid in deaerated toluene for 19h, with exposure to 352 nm ultraviolet light for photoactivated alkene insertion into Si-H bonds, which creates a carboxylate-terminated surface. The Au electrode was cleaned and immersed into 1mM 11-Mercaptoundecanoic acid and 50mM phosphate buffer for about 17h to form a carboxylate-terminated self-assembled…

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    Buffer Lab

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    Throughout this acid, base and buffer lab, this will allow each individual to gain an enhanced sense of knowledge of how these different aqueous solutions work as a buffer system or how they are unable to perform as buffer system mixed with two solutions together. This can be identified through the colour change to measure pH behaviour in several aqueous solutions, therefore the different factors that will cause the change of pH. This will gain understanding of how this relates to the biological…

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