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 »

People use soap to make their skin clean. Dirt and other impurities are easily removed from the skin whenever one uses soap. Ingredients present in soap are strong; this is why eliminating dirt becomes easier with the us... More »

The earliest-known use of soap dates back to the ancient Babylonians, who made soap as early as 2800 B.C. Clay containers from that era have been found inscribed with a recipe for soap made from animal fats combined with... 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 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 »

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 »