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Definition of the noun alkali

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noun - plural: alkalies / alkalis (variant)

  1. 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
  2. a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: salt = a compound formed by replacing hydrogen in an acid by a metal

Alternative definition of the noun alkali

noun

  1. [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.
  2. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
  3. [context: Western United States] Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.

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  1. 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
  2. Alkali a.k.a. Baiso Language: Baiso is an Afro-Asiatic language spoken in Ethiopia in the region around Lake Abaya.

Phrases with Alkali

  1. alkali bee
  2. alkali flat
  3. Alkali Sida
  4. Alkali Aster
  5. Alkali Bluet
  6. alkali grass
  7. alkali metal
  8. Alkali Muhly
  9. Alkali-Heath
  10. Alkali Ivesia
  11. Alkali Mallow
  12. Alkali Sacaton
  13. Alkali Sandmat
  14. Alkali Skipper
  15. Alkali Wildrye
  16. Alkali-Sacaton
  17. Alkali Centaury
  18. Alkali Phacelia
  19. Alkali Plantain
  20. Alkali Seaheath

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Alkali

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Google previewThe Child's Friend (1844)

must say 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 ...

Google previewVegetables for Health and Healing (2008)

Alkali is an inorganic substance while alkaloid is an organic substance. Alkaloids are complicated chemical structures containing nirrogen. Many alkaloids are toxic, some are narcotic, others are medicinals used for treating coughs, muscular ...

Google previewWork of Electricity in Nature ... (1886)

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 ...

Google previewClinical Veterinary Advisor (2010)

Dogs and Cats by Etienne Cote

DIAGNOSTIC OVERVIEW History of exposure to a product containing acid or alkali is the cornerstone of diagnosis and is supported by typical physical exam findings: any combination of hypersalivation, excessive licking, protrusion of tongue, ...

Google previewThe British Encyclopedia (1809)

Or, Dictionary of Arts and Sciences. Comprising an Accurate and Popular View of the Present Improved State of Human Knowledge by William Nicholson

The alkali is the medium; or (e) two principles which attract each other may neither of them be capable of direct or ready union with a third; but when the two former shall be actually combined together, the compound shall attract and combine ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological Dictionary (1764)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Different Words... Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words Used in Our Ancient Statutes... Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs by Nathan Bailey

ALKALI [among Chymii,) a fixed Salt, extraćted from the Ashes of calcined Herbs or Minerals, by means of a boil'd Liaiutum : Likewise in earthy Matter that friments or works with Acids, is called Alkali ALKALIZATE Bodies (among Chymifts) are ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary (1770)

Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue ... : and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words ... : Together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Charters, Writs ... and the Etymology, and Interpretation of the Proper Names of Men, Women, and Remarkable Places in Great Britain ... : Also a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration ... by Nathan Bailey

ALKALI (among Chymiji's] a fixed Salt extracted from the Ashes or calc ned Hero or Minerals, by means of a boil'd Lirivium: Likewise an earthy Matter that fe' ments or works with Acids, is called Alkali ALKALIZA 1 E. Bodies among Chymifts) ...

Google previewTextbook of Critical Care (2011)

by Jean-Louis Vincent, Edward Abraham, Patrick Kochanek, Frederick A. Moore, Mitchell P. Fink

and absorbable alkali is a prerequisite for establishing the diagnosis.33 For hypercalcemia to develop, calcium intake must be excessive, but inability to excrete this ...

Google previewLexicon Pharmaceuticum, Or a Pharmaceutical Dictionary (1828)

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.

Google previewA Dictionary of Practical and Theoretical Chemistry (1808)

With Its Application to the Arts and Manufactures, and to the Explanation of the Phaenomena of Nature... : with Plates and Tables by William Nicholson

alkali. 36.72 alkali. Rises by heat first 48 acid. 63-28 acid. pure alkali, then Mere distillation de acid, ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Britannica (1823)

Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature, Enlarged and Improved

Iron, fossil alkali, and a great quantity of fixed air. Epsom salt.

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis, Or, Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, Etc. : Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

Fixed air, fossile alkali, iron, and earth. Diuretic, diaphoretic, and toIolc. Nobber, in Ireland. Martial vitriol. Similar to Hartfell. Normanby, in Yorkshire. Sulphur, much fixed air, some sea-salt, and Epsom salt. Similar to Askeron water. - Nottington ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge (1806)

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 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; or, Universal dictionary of Knowledge. [With] Supp (1816)

by Encyclopaedia Perthensis

Fixed air, foflile alkali, rs,ind earth. Diuretic, diaphoretic, and toil SdJba, in Ireland. Martial vitriol. Similar to HstfcU. Natuaby, in Yorkshire. Sulphur, much fixed air, seme tea-salt, and Epsom salt. Similar to A&croo water. NrtrJsgton, in Dorsetshire ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Earth Sciences (1976)

by S.E. Stiegeler

alkali (alkaline) ( in petrology and mineralogy). Denoting igneous rocks and minerals that have high ...

Google previewLexicon Medicum: or, Medical Dictionary ... Fourth edition (1839)

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 ...

Google previewThe Philadelphia Medical Dictionary (1808)

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 ...

Google previewA General Dictionary of Commerce, Trade, and Manufactures (1810)

Exhibiting Their Present State in Every Part of the World; and Carefully Comp. from the Latest and Best Authorities by Thomas Mortimer

Vegetable alkali is obtained in its greatest purity by deflagrating nitre with charcoal, provided we can overcome the difficulty of using in the process no more of the latter, than is barely sufficient to destroy the nitrous acid. Burnt tartar purified by ...

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