Is #KOH# an acid or base?

2 Answers
Jul 4, 2016

Answer:

Potassium hydroxide is certainly a base.

Explanation:

Caustic potash, so-called because it was extracted from ash residue of fires, is certainly a base. Its aqueous solutions are strongly alkaline:

#KOH(s) rarr K^(+) + HO^(-)#.

Jul 4, 2016

Answer:

#KOH# is a base.

Explanation:

#KOH# is a base.

The #OH^-# Hydroxide ion is typically part of a base.

in an Acid and Base Neutralization the Acid donates a #H^+# Hydrogen ion and the Base donates #OH^-# Hydroxide ion.