Results for: Alkali

What are alkalis?

All alkalis have a bitter taste, turn red litmus paper blue, are good conductors of electricity, have pH values more than 7 and react with ammonium compounds to form ammonia g (MORE)

What do alkalis do?

They basically react with hydrogen on metals. They turn red litmus paper blue. They have a high pH number. There pH number is higher than 7. They are corrosive.

What are alkalies?

If the liquid is higher than PH 7 it is an alkali (aka base); otherwise it is a acid.

Alkali in soap?

Yes, you need alkalis (NaOH or KOH) in order to saponify a substance. However, if you know what you are doing and use the right amount and no more it will all dissipate in the (MORE)

Why alkalies are bases but bases are not alkalies?

Because, "alkali" is basically the term for a base in a liquid form, whereas a base is an alkali in a liquid or gas form so cannot be called an alkali because it is not liquid (MORE)

What is alkalis acid?

Alkali isn't an acid. Alkali and acid are terms used when the pH of a substance is a certain number, for example if a substance has a pH of 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, then the substanc (MORE)

Is alkali an acid?

No. Alkali's and acids are an separate ends of the pH scale, the pH of acids being 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 (strong to weak) and the pH of alkali's being 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 (weak t (MORE)