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What is the difference between dissociating and ionising??
or isnt there one?
And the difference between a base and alkali because i get confused :)
Dissociation refers to a reaction where a molecule or substance breaks apart into smaller
units. The units are not necessarily ions, although this is often the case.
Ionization generally refers to a reaction which forms ions from an uncharged species.
It does not have to be a reaction with water.
Ionization can sometimes be a particular kind of dissociation. Ionization can also be
achieved by using a photon of sufficient energy to remove an electron (this is called photo ionization).
And a base is a substance that neutralises an acid whereas an alkali is a soluble base (all alkali's are bases but not all bases are alkali's) :) :)
Hope that helped Georgina !!! **
wow! confusing. but thankyou XD
so if there is a question about this
and i wrote like
It fully decosiates.
and the answer is it fully ionises
would i get the mark
just as an example