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A buffer is made by dissolving H3PO4 and NaH2PO4 in water. a. write an equation that shows how this buffer neutralizes a small amount of acids. b. write an equation that shows how this buffer neutr?

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  1. H3PO4 ==> H^+ + H2PO4^2-

    H2PO4^2- + H^+(small amount acid) = H3PO4.
    Adding NaOH, it neutralizes by
    H3PO4 + NaOH ==> NaH2PO4 + H2O OR
    H3PO4 + OH^- ==> H2O + H2PO4^-

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