Chapter Three. Acids and Bases

  1. Joyce James,
  2. Colin Baker and
  3. Helen Swain

Published Online: 11 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch3

Principles of Science for Nurses

Principles of Science for Nurses

How to Cite

James, J., Baker, C. and Swain, H. (2002) Acids and Bases, in Principles of Science for Nurses, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470774410.ch3

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 11 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 6 JUN 2002

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632057696

Online ISBN: 9780470774410

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Keywords:

  • acids;
  • bases;
  • neutralisation;
  • acidosis;
  • hydrogen ion

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Learning objectives

  • Introduction

  • Acids

  • Bases

  • Neutralisation

  • Salts

  • Strong and weak acids and bases

  • The pH scale

  • pH of body fluids

  • Chemical buffers

  • Respiratory regulation of pH

  • Renal regulation of pH

  • When the balancing act no longer works

  • Compensation — systems working together

  • Summary

  • Review questions

  • Further reading