Bases are substances that, in aqueous solution, release hydroxide (OH−) ions, are slippery to the touch, can taste bitter if an alkali, change the color of indicators (e.g., turn red litmus paper blue), react with acids to form salts, promote certain chemical reactions (base catalysis), accept protons from any proton donor, and/or contain completely or partially displaceable OH− ions.

« Back to Glossary Index
Phone: 0118942070
Fax: 0866846221
Bartlett, Boksburg
Unit 6 & 7, N12 Industrial Park, Dr. Vosloo Road