what is buffer solution

Asked by visakha | 22nd Nov, 2013, 06:18: PM

Expert Answer:


The solutions which resist change in p H on dilution or with the addition of small amounts of acid or alkali are called buffer solutions.

  • Buffers are used in the brewing industry to maintain the correct conditions for fermentation.
  • They are also used for setting the correct conditions for dying fabrics in the textile industry.
  • Some cosmetics are also buffer solutions.
         For example: Baby shampoo is a buffer solution of pH 6.0. So it is essential to maintain this  pH in order to protect the delicate skin of   babies

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 22nd Nov, 2013, 08:17: PM

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