Soap is defined as a base because it forms hydroxide ions (OH-) when dissolved in an aqueous solution. The hydrolysis of a fat and sodium hydroxide yield soap, which ultimately allows the soap to release hydroxide ions w... More »

Soap is a base consisting of metallic salts, usually in the form of sodium, from fatty acids. The first soaps consisted of water, oil and lye, which gave the soap its alkaline nature and reacted with the oils to form the... More »

The three basic ingredients of a typical soap are water, oil and an alkaline solution commonly referred to as lye. Oils that are used can be derived from vegetable or non-vegetable sources. Vegetable sources include rice... More »

A basic solution is a liquid mixture that has a pH level greater than 7, which typically means there are a greater number of hydroxide ions than hydrogen ions. Basic solutions are typically formed by mixing a base, like ... More »

Tris-HCl is a solution containing a tris base mixed with hydrocholoric acid. Tris-HCl is used to buffer solutions from large changes in pH level. It is designed to keep solutions within a pH range of 7.0 to 9.0. More »

The neutralization process happens when an acid and a base interact with each other, causing each of the compounds to lose some of their ions and as a result the remaining solution becomes neither an acid nor a base. The... More »

The definition of "pOH" is the negative of the logarithm of the concentration of hydroxide ions in a solution in units of molarity in base 10. It describes how alkaline a solution is; the more alkaline a solution is, the... More »