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Bases

 

chemical compounds that contain a hydroxyl (OH) group and dissociate in an aqueous solution to form hydroxylions, OH. Bases are classified as weak (for example, NH4OH) and strong [NaOH or Ca(OH)2] according to their degree of dissociation. Freely water-soluble bases are called alkalies.

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