buffer capacity


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buffer capacity

[′bəf·ər kə′pas·əd·ē]
(chemistry)
The relative ability of a buffer solution to resist pH change upon addition of an acid or a base.
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In each policy, we found that the less extreme the buffer capacity allocation - i.
This program can be used to predict pH adjustments, distributions of acid species, buffer capacity and ionic strength in foods.
Furthermore, experimental evidence for the release of HCl from the substrate has been acquired by observing a decrease in pH of the overall reaction mixture at low buffer capacity.
Xylitol maintains a neutral pH in dental plaque, avoiding decay promoting acids, probably by enhancing salivary flow and buffer capacity.
This buffer capacity allows the stacker to compensate any delay of the bagger during a certain number of cycles.
Nevertheless, the buffer capacity of the river buffalo milk was higher than that of the hybrid offspring buffalo milk (p<0.
The first part of the book covers basics of the conservation of matter and energy, thermodynamics, and biochemistry, leading to an exploration of the properties that allow ecosystems to grow and thrive in spite of natural constraints, such as biodiversity, hierarchical organization, and high buffer capacity.
Another lesson learned, both in steady-state and microburst buffering tests, is that buffer capacity depends in part on the number of senders and receivers involved.
After every simulation three graphs are generated: two package delay graphs and a buffer capacity graph.
Holford ICR, Cullis BR (1985) Effects of phosphate buffer capacity on yield response curvature and fertilizer requirements of wheat in relation to soil phosphate tests.