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Definition of the noun alkali
What does alkali mean as a name of something?
noun - plural: alkalies / alkalis (variant)
- any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water
- lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
- synonym of alkali: base
- more generic terms: chemical compound / compound = a substance formed by chemical union of two or more elements or ingredients in definite proportion by weight
- more specific words:
- pyridine = a toxic colorless flammable liquid organic base with a disagreeable odor
- purine = a colorless crystalline organic base containing nitrogen
- purine = any of several bases that are derivatives of purine
- glyoxaline / imidazole / iminazole = an organic base C3H4N2
- cyanuramide / melamine = a white crystalline organic base
- pyrimidine = any of several basic compounds derived from pyrimidine
- a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
Alternative definition of the noun alkali
- [chemistry] One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
- Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
- [context: Western United States] Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
"Alkali" is a composition.
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- Alkali: In chemistry, an alkali is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal chemical element. Some authors also define an alkali as a base that dissolves in water. A solution of a soluble base has a pH greater than 7.0. The adjective alkaline is commonly, and alkalescent less often, used in English as a synonym for basic, especially for soluble bases. This broad use of the term is likely to have come about because alkalis were the first bases known to obey the Arrhenius definition of a base, and they are still among the most common bases.
- also known as Alkalies
- Alkali a.k.a. Baiso Language: Baiso is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia in the region around Lake Abaya.
- read more about Baiso Language
Phrases with Alkali
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The Book of Science, (1835)
Second Series, Comprising Treatises on Chemistry, Metallurgy, Mineralogy, Crystallography, Geology, Oryctology, Meteorology. Adapted to the Comprehension of Young People by John M. Moffatt
Caustic Vegetable Alkali is a deliquescent substance, which, as its name implies, corrodes flesh ; and Sulphuric Acid, already mentioned, is a liquid which, when concentrated, acts much in the same manner on flesh, but from the union of ...
a little, because alkali is a common word. These alkalies are substances distinguished by a peculiar taste, and when they are strong, by corroding or eating all kinds of animal substances, as you would find if you got potash on your fingers.
Testimonies in Favor of Salt as a Manure and a Condiment for Horse, Cow and Sheep, with Testimonies of Its Vast Importance in the Arts, in Manufactures and in the Fisheries (1825)
Accompanied by Testimonies in Favor of Agriculture by Bartholomew Dacre
Mineral alkali is an article so useful, that it is hardly possible to anticipate the extent of the demand for it, if the salt duties were out of the question : and with the spirit, science, and capital of our manufacturers, and our inexhaustible supply of ...
by Harry B. Philbrook
Now, the alkali can be given a variety of conditions merely by a greater decomposition of the substance that is mixed with the water. If it is but common ashes, produced by an ordinary combustion, a mere common alkali is the result. If the water ...
Comprehending the Pharmacopoeias of London, Edinburgh, and Dublin, with a Variety of Other Useful Information Relative to Medicine and Pharmacy, Designed Expressly for the Use of Students by Thomas Castle
Alkali, Acetated Vegetable. Alkali Vegetahilis Acetatum.
Encyclopaedia Britannica (1810)
Or a Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Miscellaneous Litterature
Terra ponderosa, Vegetable alkali', Foffil alkalf, Lime, Magnesia, Volatile alkali, Clay, Zinc, Iron, Lead, Tin, Copper, Antimony, Arsenic, Mercury, Silver, Geld, Water, Alcohol. Nitrous acid. Vegetable alkali, Foffil alktli, Terra ponderosa, Lime, ...
Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)
by S.E. Stiegeler
alkali (alkaline) ( in petrology and mineralogy). Denoting igneous rocks and minerals that have high ...
a reference system of commercial horticulture, covering the practical and scientific phases of horticulture, with special reference to fruits and vegetables by William Worthington
Alkali The Standard Dictionary gives the following definitions: Alkali is a chemical compound of hydrogen and oxygen with any one of the elements of lithium, sodium, potassium, ...
Encyclopaedia perthensis, or, Universal dictionary of the arts, sciences, literature, etc. : intended to supersede the use of other books of reference (1816)
Alkali Vegetable. Vegetable alkali is obtained in its greatest purity by deflagrating nitre with charcoal, provided we make no more use of the latter than is barely sufficient to destroy the nitrous acid. It is, however, a very difficult matter to adjust ...
by Win Blevins
ALKALI (1) A powdery, white mineral that salts the ground in many low places in the West, particularly SINKS. It inhabits Western water, whitening the ground where water has risen to the surface and gone back down.
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Fixed air, fossile alkali, iron, and earth. Diuretic, diaphoretic, and to- nit. Nobber, in Ireland. Martial vitriol. Similar to HartfelL Nurminby, in Yorkshire. Sulphur, much fixed air, some lea-salt, and Epsom salt. Similar to Aileron water. Nettington , in ...
by Jacqueline Smith
alkali basalt brown podzolic, gray-wooded, gray-forest, sol lessivé, degraded chernozem, and planosol soils of the old American classification. They are found in the humid re- gions of the world under deciduous woodland or grassland ...
Containing a Concise Explanation of All the Terms Used in Medicine, Surgery, Pharmacy, Botany, Natural History, Chymistry, and Materia Medica by John Redman Coxe
Sal corna cervi, ammonia preparata; carbonated volatile alkali. Sal culinarias, sal gemma. cyrenaicus, sal ammoniacus. digestivas, muriatic sylvii, getable alkali. acid and ve~ Sal атеист, vinegar and vegetable alkali; acetis potassac. Sal ducis ...
by Robert HOOPER (M.D.), Klein Grant
The difficulty oftracing a limit between the acids and alkalis is still increased, when we find a body sometimes performing the functions of an acid, sometimes ot'an alkali. Nor can we diminish this dificulty by having recourse to the beautiful law ...
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- Alkali Lake
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- Self portrait - Middle Alkali Lake
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- Windmill - Middle Alkali Lake, California
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- Early morning shadow, Middle Alkali Lake
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- Alkali Lake Plow
In the shadow of the Aber Rim in south central Oregon, ODOT plows US 395 to keep motorists safe.
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- Migration Alkali flies near the lake
Alkali flies, Ephydra hians live along the shores of the lake and walk underwater encased in small air bubbles for grazing and to lay eggs.
@ Mono Lake in Eastern Sierra, California
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The value of this 6-letter word is 10 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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