A buffer consisting of equal amounts of a weak acid and its conjugate base has a pH of 4.4. A small amount of NaOH was added to this buffer solution….

A buffer consisting of equal amounts of a weak acid and its conjugate base has a pH of 4.4. A small amount of NaOH was added to this buffer solution. How will this affect the pH of the buffer?

A. It will increase by more than 1 pH unit.

B. It will decrease by more than 1 pH unit.

C. It will stay roughly the same.

D. It depends on the pKa of the weak acid of the buffer solution