# What happens to a base when put in water?

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:

$N {H}_{3} \left(a q\right) + {H}_{2} O \left(l\right) \rightarrow N {H}_{4}^{+} + H {O}^{-}$

And thus the base increases the concentration of the characteristic anion of the solvent, here $\text{hydroxide anion}$.