What is an arrhenius base?
An Arrhenius base is something that increases the
The Arrhenius theory of acids and bases is little used today. This is not because it is wrong; it isn't. Instead it's been expanded to include additional cases that the original theory did not cover.
These expanded theories include the ones with which you are probably more familiar:
- The Bronsted-Lowry theory which considers proton transfer whether water is involved or not.
- The Lewis theory where acids create polar or ionic products by drawing electron pairs from bases.