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I was wondering what are a couple of buffer systems in our everyday life besides our blood????

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And beer. The dominating malt buffers are various phosphates, which then interact with water carbonates and organic acids produced during fermentation.

 

Therefore most beers have a fairly similar pH. Wine is more acidic partly because the buffering power in wine must is lower and second due to more organic acids in the first place.

 

/Fredrik

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Offhand, I can't think of any biological system that isn't buffered, possibly stomach contents which are strongly acid. Tears, blood, milk etc are all buffered.

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