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    Chemistry/Buffer Systems: Metabolic Acidosis

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    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.

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    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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