If, during a metabolic acidosis the pH falls to 7.1, and the (HCO3) falls to 12 meq/L, the total conc. of H+ ions neutralized by the (HCO3)/(CO2) buffer system as the metabolic acid is titrated is approx.:
Answers: 6.0 meq/L, 12.0, 14.5, 18.0, 24.0.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com February 24, 2021, 2:20 pm ad1c9bdddf
The correct answer is approximately 12.
pH is a measure of the "hydrogen ion" content of water and, therefore, of its acidity. ...
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