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 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  ALKALIS  AND  BASES  ?

Asked by Shrinidhi Vaidy...(student) , on 18/7/11

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 Alkalis are actually bases that dissolve in water. Examples are Sodium hydroxide, Potassium hydroxide etc. 

Example of a base which is not an alkali is Copper hydroxide.

Posted by Irene Rids Adle...(student)on 18/7/11

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 alkalis are those bases which can be dissolves in water.

but all bases do not dissolve in water.

Posted by Matu Barman(student)on 18/7/11

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Hi,
A base is a substance that neutralizes an acid and can accept H+ ion. An alkali on the other hand is a soluble base where OH- is involved.e.g. NaOH is an alkali and NH3 is a base.
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Posted by Pooja Baruah(MeritNation Expert)on 19/7/11

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