what is th difference between an alkali and a base??

Asked by  | 22nd Mar, 2008, 03:44: PM

Expert Answer:

Bases: Bases are substances that react with acids and neutralise them.

They are usually metal oxides, metal hydroxides, metal carbonates or metal hydrogen carbonates.

 

Alkalis: If a base does dissolve in water, we call it as an alkali.

Answered by  | 21st Dec, 2017, 03:08: PM