Applications Of Aqueous Equilibria

By Alyssa

Two solutions dissolved in a yellow flask
And sorry i could not titrate both
And be one scientist, long i asked
And measured the pH of one glass
To where the titration curve began its growth

Then titrated the other, as just as fair
And being perhaps the better buffer,
Because it contained a weak base and conjugate acid pair;
And as for the concentrations there
A- and HA equaled each other

And both that morning equally lay
In ions no acid had neutralized
Oh, I kept the first for another day!
Yet knowing how acids react to a base,
I doubted if HA and A- would equalize

I shall be telling this with a sigh
Somewhere ages and ages hence
Two solutions dissolved in a yellow flask, and I
I took the one more buffered by
And that has made less pH difference

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