Dr Engelbert Buxbaum via methods%40net.bio.net (by engelbert_buxbaum from hotmail.com)
Sun Jan 8 19:03:37 EST 2012

In article <mailman.80.1325782734.3721.methods from net.bio.net>, 
R.Jayakumar from roswellpark.org says...

> I feel that there is no necessity to teach about pH to this group of
> scientists. But to know why deionised water cannot change the pH of
> buffers significantly 

Actually, it does, because the pH is determined not by the 
concentrations of corresponding base and acid, but by their activities. 
And these change upon dilution, especially when you start with highly 
concentrated solutions, where non-ideality is more significant.

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