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What is a base in chemistry?
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Something that reacts with an acid to make a salt and water
Reply 2
Original post by Ginge5230
Something that reacts with an acid to make a salt and water


Thank you for your reply! Do bases always have to react with acids to make salt and water or can they make salt and hydrogen instead? For instance, I heard that some metal bases react with acids to form salt plus hydrogen. Would those metals simply not be considered bases or can bases form hydrogen as a product instead of water?

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