Base in Chemistry: Definition & Example


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A base in chemistry has a pH level greater than:

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1. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

2. Chemical bases commonly found in the home include:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your understanding of the characteristics of bases in chemistry and their relationship and interactions with acids. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include pH levels and examples of common bases in the home.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • The pH levels of bases
  • Facts about bases and what they accept and release
  • Common bases found in the home
  • How antacids work in the stomach

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main words, such as bases and acids
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on the characteristics of bases in chemistry
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding how the pH scale describes basic solutions and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about chemical reactions involving bases

Additional Learning

To learn more about bases in chemistry and their relation to acids and the pH scale, review the corresponding lesson on Characteristics of Bases in Chemistry. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Define 'base' and 'acid'
  • Understand the pH scale
  • Explore the properties of bases and common examples of bases
  • Review how bases neutralize acids and examine an example of this in nature