Although there are many descriptions for alkalies, they can be described as chemicals which give OH
ions in aqueous solutions. They are also known as bases.
All alkalies share; 7 and above pH value and they turn litmus paper into blue. They are water
solubles and therefore, they conduct electricity. They undergo violent reactions with acids and as
products, they form water and relevant salts. Alkalies' taste is also bitter.
Alkalies, along with acids, form the foundations of chemistry and they are frequently used in almost
all industrial areas.