Base Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Base

Sodium hydroxide
Sodium hydroxide is an example of a base. Ben Mills / Wikimedia Commons
Base Definition: A base is a chemical species that donates electrons or hydroxide ions or that accepts protons.
Types of Bases: Arrhenius base, Bronsted-Lowry base, Lewis base.

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