When it comes to buffer calculations on the MCAT panicked thoughts of detailed Henderson-Hasselbalch calculations and tedious ice charts may come to mind. But it doesn’t have to be. Since you’re not allowed a calculator on the MCAT it’s important to UNDERSTAND the logic behind these calculations. This video shows you my quick shortcut for estimating pH when given an acid to conjugate base ratio.
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