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What it the phase of OH- and H?

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May 12, 2012 9:05AM

They are element indicators. O is for oxygen, and H is for hydrogen. OH- is a negative hydroxide ion. They can be formed through electrolysis of water using a hydroxide like Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) or Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH). The presence of OH- compounds often indicate alcohol of some type.