Chemistry (12th Edition)

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Chapter 19 - Acids, Bases, and Salts - 19.2 Hydrogen Ions and Acidity - 19.2 Lesson Check: 19

Answer

Basic solutions release Hydroxide Ions (OH-) in water. Acidic solutions release Hydrogen Ions (H+) in water. Therefore, In a basic solution, relatively speaking, hydroxide ions are greater than hydrogen ions.

Work Step by Step

Recall definition of acidic and basic solutions. Therefore, in a basic solution, relatively speaking, hydroxide ions are greater than hydrogen ions.
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