Henderson-Hasselbalch equation

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Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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.