A buffer added to increase the free-electron concentration by the flame gases, thus repressing and stabilizing the degree of @I03183@.
Source: Orange Book, 2nd ed., p. 172 [Terms] [Book]
Cite as: IUPAC. Compendium of Chemical Terminology, 2nd ed. (the "Gold Book"). Compiled by A. D. McNaught and A. Wilkinson. Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford (1997). Online version (2019-) created by S. J. Chalk. ISBN 0-9678550-9-8. https://doi.org/10.1351/goldbook.