What is produced when a base is dissolved in water?
We know that water undergoes a measurable autoprotolysis...i.e.
For which under standard conditions of
And using standard logarithmic terms...
Of course, when we add a soluble hydroxide to solution, for instance
We COULD add a base such as ammonia, which undergoes an equilibrium reaction with water...
Here, since the reaction is NOT quantitative, and governed by an equilibrium constant,