What are the five characteristics of a base?

1 Answer
Jan 16, 2016

A base is a substance that dissociates in water to form one or more hydroxide ions, OH (aq).


Bases are

  • Bitter
  • Slippery to the touch
  • Conducts Electricity
  • pH greater than 7
  • Turns red litmus paper blue
  • Corrode tissue but not metals