acid-base equilibrium


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ac·id-base equilibrium

(ăs′ĭd-bās′)
n.
A state of chemical equilibrium that exists when both members of a conjugate acid-base pair are present in solution.
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Noun1.acid-base equilibrium - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the bodyacid-base equilibrium - (physiology) the normal equilibrium between acids and alkalis in the body; "with a normal acid-base balance in the body the blood is slightly alkaline"
physiology - the branch of the biological sciences dealing with the functioning of organisms
chemical equilibrium, equilibrium - a chemical reaction and its reverse proceed at equal rates
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Thus, the H+ ions have a ceAtal role in the evolution of the equilibrium system and form a link between acid-base equilibrium processes.

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