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Unformatted text preview: (HCO 3-+ H + ± H 2 CO 3 ) • If a solution is too basic, carbonic acid can combine with OH- to form bicarbonate + water (H 2 CO 3 + OH- ± HCO 3- + H 2 0) • Buffers are critical to the maintenance of life. Buffered systems mean that organisms can maintain a suitable pH environment in their cells and tissues....
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
- Spring '10