Acids, alkalis and bases

The common laboratory acids are hydrochloric acid sulfuric acid and nitric acid

All acids in a solution in water contain hydrogen ions otherwise known as H plus

A base is a substance which neutralises an acid. Bases are often solids.

Examples of bases are metal oxides, such as magnesium oxide and metal hydroxides.

A base which dissolves in water is called an alkali. Many hydroxides, for example sodium hydroxide and calcium hydroxide, are alkalis.

All alkalis in a solution in water contain hydroxide ions, O H minus

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