How does the dilution factor affect a buffer solution?

1 Answer
Dec 4, 2015

Answer:

Diluting a buffer solution would decrease its buffer capacity.

Explanation:

Diluting a buffer solution would decrease its buffer capacity.

Let us take a look on the following example in the table below:
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You can easily notice that the change on the pH is more important when the concentrations of the acid and conjugate base are diluted.

Here is a video that explains in details the buffer solution:
Acid - Base Equilibria | Buffer Solution.