alkali v/s base

Asked by sanjana241 | 16th Jun, 2008, 06:01: PM

Expert Answer:

The terms "base" and "alkali" are often used interchangeably, since most common bases are alkalis.In chemistry, an alkali  is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal element. Alkalis are best known for being bases (compounds with pH greater than 7) that dissolve in water. The adjective alkaline is commonly used in English as a synonym for base, especially for soluble bases.Hence being synonymosly same they can not be compared.

Answered by  | 21st Jun, 2008, 03:00: PM

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