The following are some of the uses of bases:

  1. Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) is used to manufacture soaps and paper .
  2. Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO 3 ) is used as baking soda while baking cakes. It is used for cleaning purposes and in fire extinguishers
  3. Calcium hydroxide (Ca(OH) 2 ) is used in the manufacturing of cement
  4. Ammonia (NH 3 ) is used in fertilizers
  5. Magnesium hydroxide (Mg(OH) 2 ) is used as an antacid to treat gastric acidity
  6. Sodium Fluoride (NaF) is a weak base present in toothpaste and kills bacteria in the mouth
  7. Bases are also used in labs to perform experiments and to analyse substances based on reactions.

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