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Shrinidhi Vaidya , asked a question
Subject: Science , asked on 18/7/11

 WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE  BETWEEN  ALKALIS  AND  BASES  ?

pooja.baruah... , added an answer, on 19/7/11
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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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Irene Rids Adler , added an answer, on 19/7/11
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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.

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Matu Barman , added an answer, on 19/7/11
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 alkalis are those bases which can be dissolves in water.

but all bases do not dissolve in water.

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