What is Base?

Any class of compounds that form hydroxyl ions (OH) when dissolved in water is called Base. 

Its aqueous solutions react with acids to form salts.  Acid + Base --> Salt + Water

Bases turn red litmus paper blue and have a pH greater than 7.

Some of the common bases are NH4OH, NaOH, KOH.

Bases are bitter in taste.

Bases are Odorless (except ammonia).

Bases are slippery.

Bases react with fats and oils.

Bases give pink colour with phenolphthalein.


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