Purchase Solution

Chemistry/Buffer Systems: Metabolic Acidosis

Not what you're looking for?

Ask Custom Question

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.

Purchase this Solution

Solution Summary

The best answer and a step-by-step explanation is provided for a question about metabolic acidosis.

Solution Preview

The correct answer is approximately 12.

pH is a measure of the "hydrogen ion" content of water and, therefore, of its acidity. ...

Purchase this Solution

Free BrainMass Quizzes
First Aid

Do you know how to provide first aid?

What everyone should know about MRSA

This quiz focuses on what everyone should know about community MRSA. Community MSRA is an infection in healthy people.

Managed Care Organizations

This quiz will test the basics of managed care organizations. It is important to know how our health care delivery system operates through managed care.

Crohn's Disease

How much do you know about this condition?


This quiz provides a brief overview of Fibromyalgia. Research is currently evolving regarding this diagnosis.