You have your answer. Buffer would have been an acceptable answer (although it's pH is awfully high for that--that's why they have upper lever chem courses at college) and potentially the best answer...
Originally Posted by mretzloff
Bases are slick. Don't trust me? Stick your fingers in a vat of NaOH, and get back at me dog! Or if you are a safety minded person, rub that lather inbetween your fingers. NaOH is contributing to that.
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