2. Bases Properties and Examples

General properties

Some general properties of bases include:

  • Taste: Bitter taste (opposed to sour taste of acids and sweetness of aldehydes and ketones)
  • Touch: Slimy or soapy feel on fingers
  • Reactivity: Caustic on organic matter, react violently with acidic or reducible substances
  • Electric conductivity: Aqueous solutions or molten bases dissociate in ions and conduct electricity
  • Litmus test: Bases turn red litmus paper blue.

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