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Henderson-Hasselbalch equation



Named after Lawrence Joseph Henderson, who devised a related equation in 1908, and Karl Albert Hasselbalch, who re-expressed it in logarithmic terms.


Henderson-Hasselbalch equation (plural Henderson-Hasselbalch equations)

  1. (chemistry) An equation describing the derivation of pH as a measure of acidity (using pKa, the negative log of the acid dissociation constant) in biological and chemical systems.