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How To Identify An Alkali

Education : Chemistry

If you know the tests for an acid, then you can probably work out most of the tests for an alkali couched in those terms.

Here are some common tests that can easily be performed to identify an alkali:

- They turn litmus paper blue
- They neutralise acid
- They have a pH over 7

One of the most common tests is to react with an acid and see what results: an alkali will produce a salt and water only


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