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dc.contributor.authorKahlert, Heike-
dc.contributor.authorScholz, Fritz-
dc.descriptionThe understanding of acid–base equilibria is of basic importance for chemistry, and thus also for biochemistry, biology, environmental sciences, etc. Hardly any chem- ical technique, any biochemical process, any environmental phenomenon can be understood without a profound knowledge of the underlying acid–base equilibria on a quantitative basis. However, even for the simplest chemical systems the mathematical calculations can be rather complicated, and the desire will arise to describe the systems by well-chosen approximations. For all these requirements there is one powerful means, the so-called acid–base diagrams (pH-logci diagrams), which permit a simple presentation of the dependencies of the concentrations of all participating species as a function of pH of the aqueous solutions. With their help, it is easy to find the possible simplified equation which permits a straightforward calculation of special cases. These diagrams also permit the construction of titration diagrams. The present book is the result of the many years of teaching experience of the authors, during which they have learned what the usual problems of understand- ing are which students have in using these diagrams. The book has been written because there was no other textbook which presented the fundamentals and applications of pH-logci diagrams in the necessary depth and with the desired simplicity. It was not the goal to describe these diagrams comprehensively with all imaginable special cases, but the authors had the aim of giving clear and straightforward instruction on how to construct and use these tools for problem- solving. We hope that this book will guide students of chemistry, biochemistry, biotechnology, biology, pharmacy, physics, environmental sciences, geosciences, hydrology, medicine, etc. in their attempts to handle acid–base equilibria.en
dc.publisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelbergen_US
dc.titleAcid-Base Diagramsen_US
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