From Wikiversity
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Subject classification: this is a chemistry resource.

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

Completion status: this resource is a stub, which means that pretty much nothing has been done yet.

Theoretical bases[edit | edit source]

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.

See also[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

External links[edit | edit source]

{{Chemistry resources}}