buffer capacity


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buff·er ca·pac·i·ty

the amount of hydrogen ion (or hydroxyl ion) required to bring about a specific pH change in a specified volume of a buffer.
See also: buffer value.

buffer capacity

A measure of the resistance of a buffer solution to pH change upon addition or removal of hydroxide ions.
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