Basic vs. Alkaline

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Sydney Takeda 2I
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Basic vs. Alkaline

Postby Sydney Takeda 2I » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:11 pm

(this may be a dumb question but) is there any difference in saying something is basic versus saying it's alkaline?

Giselle1B
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Re: Basic vs. Alkaline

Postby Giselle1B » Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:28 pm

From what i searched up, all alkalines can be basic but not all bases are alkaline. Alkalines are bases that dissolve in water. Bases are water solutions of any chemicals that contain a lower hydrogen ion concentration than pure water. Here's the link to an article that defines it better: https://sciencing.com/alkaline-vs-basic-6132782.html

Karan Thaker 2L
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Re: Basic vs. Alkaline

Postby Karan Thaker 2L » Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:51 pm

Alkaline I think has to do with elements from the second row (since they are called alkaline earth metals). They are basic, but not all bases have these alkaline earth metals.


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