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# Do basic solutions also have ${H^ + }$ ions? If yes, then why are these basic?

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Hint: Basic solutions are aqueous solutions of bases. They contain more numbers of $O{H^ - }$ ions than ${H^ + }$ ions. They are characterized by $pH$ values in the range of $7 - 14$.

The aqueous solution of the bases has both ${H^ + }$ ion and$O{H^ - }$. But the concentration of the $O{H^ - }$ ion is greater than the ${H^ + }$ ion. So the answer to the question is yes, basic solutions also have ${H^ + }$ ion.
They are basic as the concentration of ${H^ + }$ ion is less than the concentration of $O{H^ - }$ ion. As a result the pH value lies in the range of $7 - 14$. In other words higher the concentration of $O{H^ - }$ ion lower is the value of $pOH$.
$pOH$ is a measure of the negative logarithm of hydroxide ion concentration. The excess amounts of $O{H^ - }$ ion present in basic solution accounts for the basicity of the solution and has lower $pOH$ value.