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Secondary III • 5mo.

What is an alkaline substance? Also, what types of substances tend to be alkaline?

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    Team Alloprof • 5mo.

    Hi IntergalacticGalaxy,

    Thanks for your question!

    An alkaline substance has multiple characteristics:

    • Its pH is above 7;
    • It reacts on the red test strip, which then becomes blue;
    • It often conducts electricity.

    It is the opposite of an acidic substance.

    Don't hesistate to reach us again if needed:)

    Kylan