What happens to a base when put in water?

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Jan 4, 2017

Answer:

It increases the concentration of hydroxide ion..........

Explanation:

Typical bases, ammonia, fluoride ion, carbonate ion, increase the concentration of hydroxide ion in water solution:

#NH_3(aq) + H_2O(l) rarr NH_4^(+) + HO^-#

And thus the base increases the concentration of the characteristic anion of the solvent, here #"hydroxide anion"#.