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What are buffer solutions

Uses of Buffer Solutions

In last week’s article, we explored what buffer solutions are, and we’re taking it one step further this week as we look at uses of buffer solutions. To briefly recap, buffer solutions are aqueous solutions of a weak acid with its conjugate base, or a weak base with its conjugate acid. Buffer solutions are incredibly useful as they have the [...]

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Uses of buffer solutions - pH balancing

What Are Buffer Solutions?

Buffer solutions are aqueous solutions of a weak acid with its conjugate base, or a weak base with its conjugate acid. Buffer solutions are incredibly useful as they have the ability to maintain a stable pH balance and resist change, even when a strong base or acid is introduced. pH is a measure of hydrogen (H+) ions in a [...]

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Uses of sulphuric acid - to make fertiliser for crops

What Are the Uses of Sulphuric Acid?

Sulphuric acid is the most widely produced chemical in the world, simply because it has so many uses. We’ll look at a few key uses of sulphuric acid, including its use as a fertiliser, cleaning product, and in batteries. What Is Sulphuric Acid? Sulphuric acid (H2SO4) is a strong mineral acid made up of sulphur, hydrogen, and oxygen. It has a [...]

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Sulphuric Acid being used in a beaker

What is Sulphuric Acid?

Sulphuric acid goes by many names, including oil of vitriol, sulfuric acid, and hydrogen sulphate. But what is sulphuric acid? Sulphuric acid is a strong mineral acid with the chemical formula H2SO4 (it is composed of sulphur, hydrogen, and oxygen). It has a pungent smell, and is an oily, colourless, heavy liquid which is highly reactive and corrosive – it [...]

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