Bases

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Bases are substances capable of reacting with acids to form salts and water.

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Theoretical bases[edit]

By Bronsted-Lowry theory, bases are species (of chemicals) that accept H+ ions in aqueous solutions.

By Lewis theory, bases are species that donate electron pairs to other species. Most likely a Lewis acid (electron pair acceptor) which will accept the pair and form new molecules.

Def. a substance capable of accepting or neutralizing hydrogen ions is called a base.

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