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  1. We have a bicarbonate buffer system in our bodies that make strong acids weaker and strong bases weaker. Bicarbonates in the bloodstream carry CO2 out of our bodies Many life forms thrive on a small pH range and thus rely on a buffer system.

  2. L. Alkalinity Definition: the capacity of water to neutralize or “buffer” acids to maintain a fairly stable pH. Buffers combine with H+ ions Protects the body of water Ex: rocks such as limestone