When a strong acid such as HCI is buffered by the bicarbonate buffer system, the following reaction takes place:
a)Name the products of this reaction:______and________
b) HCI is a strong acid, which means it would have a _______ effect on the pH of body fluids.
c) One of the products of this reaction is the salt_____, which has what effect on pH?_______(great, slight, or no effect)
d) The other product is the weak acid _______, which has what effect on pH?______(great, slight or no effect)
- a)Sodium chloride and carbonic acid
- c)NaCI, no effect
- d) H2CO3, Slight