Weak Base Definition and Examples

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Weak Base

Acetic acid is an example of a weak base.
Acetic acid is an example of a weak base. ELLA MARU STUDIO / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY / Getty Images

Definition: A weak base is a base that is partially dissociated in an aqueous solution.

Examples: NH4OH

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