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Alkalies a.k.a. 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.
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Ash Glazes (1998)
by Robert Tichane
The difficulty with soluble alkalies is that they are absorbed by the body and during firing have a definite softening and color transfer effect in the body. In addition, they cause problems in mixing a glaze batch. The high alkalinity from the ...
The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Miscellaneous Literature (1823)
Alkalies, both fixed and volatile, and lime-water, change them to a green. Those infusions of the juices which have nothing of the native colour of the flowers, suffer the same changes from the addition of acid and alkaline liquors: even when the ...
Pocket Encyclopedia (1811)
Or, A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Polite Literature by Edward Augustus Kendall
It is distinguished from the fixed alkalies by its volatility, which is so great that it very easily assumes a gaseous form, and is dissipated by a very moderate degree of heat ; and by its pungent smell. Its purest form is that of a gas : it is never solid, ...
Encyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)
Alkalies, both six- ed and volatile, and lime water change them to a green. Those infusions of the juices which have nothing of the native colour of the flowers, suffer the same changes from the addition of acid and alkaline liquors: even when ...
The Domestic Encyclopedia, Or, A Dictionary of Facts and Useful Knowledge, Chiefly Applicable to Rural & Domestic Economy (1821)
With an Appendix, Containing Additions in Domestic Medicine, and the Veterinary and Culinary Arts by Anthony Florian Madinger Willich, Thomas Cooper, Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress)
WATER PLANTAIK [ALKALIES possess the following properties : they have an aci-id, caustic, urinous taste; they unite rapidly with all acids, destroying in them all acid character, and forrnuig the class of salts termed ...
Encyclopaedia Americana : a popular dictionary of arts, sciences, literature, history, politics, and biography, brought down to the present time (1836)
Besides the power of neutralizing acids, and thereby forming certain saline substances, the alkalies are further distinguished by the following properties : — 1 , they have an acrid taste and corrosive power when applied to some substances, ...
by Encyclopaedia Perthensis
Alkalies, both fix's! ird volatile, and lime water change them to lfTwn. Those infusions of the juices which have cc.Smj of the Jiative colour of the flowers, suffer * fame changes from the addition of acid and al- 1jb» liquors : even when the flowers ...
A Whole Library of Subjects Useful to Every Individual ... by Thomas Webster, Mrs. William Parkes, David Meredith Reese
— vegetable alkalies. 2348. Alkalies constitute a peculiar class of bodies, which, however, it is difficult M define accurately. They are distinguished by a peculiar nauseous taste, railed alkaline, and which, as it cannot be described, ...
with an account of the processes employed in many of the most important chemical manufactures to which are added a description of chemical apparatus, and various useful tables of weights and measures, chemical instruments, &c. &c by Arthur Aikin, Charles Rochemont Aikin
"We shall now enumerate the properties usually described as belonging to alkalies, distinguishing how far they are possessed by the three salts and the four earths above enumerated. The taste of an alkali is acrid, burning, and nauseous.
by George Crabb
Fixed alkalies, Tin, Iron, Phlogistonn Volatile alkalies, Antimony, Copper, Fixed alkahes, Absorbent earth, Copper, Lead, Volatile alkahes, Metals. Silver, Mercury , Absorbent earth Mercury, Silver. Iron, Gold. Copper, Silver. Absorbent Earth.
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