buffer valuemedical dictionary

The power of a substance in solution to absorb acid or alkali without change in pH; this is highest at a pH value equal to the pKa value of the acid of the buffer pair.

See: buffer capacity.

Synonyms: buffer index.

(05 Mar 2000)

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