What are the properties of bases?

1 Answer
Jul 14, 2014

You are studying acids and bases??

Bases have a high pH (above 7).
They feel slippery.
They form hydroxide ions when placed in solution (they may do this by releasing a hydroxide ion or by causing them to be formed)
Bases are caustic (harmful to human skin)
They taste bitter.
Bases turn litmus paper blue and phenolphthlein pink.

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