What are produced when a base is dissolved in water?

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Mar 29, 2017

When a base is is dissolved in water dissociates to form a conjugate acid and conjugate base.The conjugate base and acid are ions. The conjugate base is stronger than the conjugate acid. Stronger the conjugate base stronger the base. Weak bases also have their conjugate bases with more strength than the conjugate acid but the difference between them is very less.

For example the strong base NaOH dissociates to form

#NaOH + H_2O = Na^+ + OH^(-)#

Na+ is a weak acid(Na(H2O)6 2+). Na+ is a lewis acid. OH- is also a very strong base

Example of a weak base is Zn(OH)2