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Alkaline earth

Definition of the noun alkaline earth

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  1. any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of alkaline earth: alkaline-earth metal
    • more generic terms: metal / metallic element = any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.


Alkaline earth: Alkaline earths are the oxide of alkaline earth metals, namely lime, magnesia, strontia, baryta and beryllia. The alkaline earth metals are among the most electropositive of all metals, second only to the Group 1 or Alkali metals. Consequently, most of their compounds have a high degree of ionic character. This confers a high degree of basic nature to the oxides. On reacting with water, the corresponding hydroxides are obtained which are strong bases. Although highly corrosive, they are used as antacids for their strongly basic nature.

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Google previewDictionary of Chemistry (2002)

by McGraw-Hill Education

{'al-ko,lin} alkaline earth [[NORG CHEM] An oxide of an element of group 2 in the periodic table, such as barium, calcium, and strontium. Also known as alkaline—earth oxide. { :alko,lin 'orth ] alkaline-earth metals ...

Google previewWatts' Dictionary of Chemistry, Revised and Entirely Rewritten (1906)

by Henry Watts, Matthew Moncrieff Pattison Muir, Henry Forster Morley

saturated solutions of the alkali and alkaline earth haloid compounds are decomposed, with separation of alkali or alkaline oxides, by boiling with HgO (cf. Melsens, A. Ch. [3] 26, 220 ; and H. Rose , ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Practical Receipts and Processes (1900)

Containing Over 6400 Receipts by William Brisbane Dick

An alkaline earth, the oxide of a metal called strontium. It greatly resembles baryta.

Google previewDictionary of Food Ingredients (2013)

by Robert S. Igoe

Calcium An alkaline earth element that contributes toward bone and teeth formation, muscle contraction, and blood clotting. It occurs in milk, vegetables, and egg yolk. Calcium Acetate The calcium salt of acetic acid which functions as a ...

Google previewThe Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 3 (2010)

Revised Full-Color Edition by Merrill C. Tenney

A white caustic alkaline earth (calcium oxide or quicklime).

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Video shows what alkaline earth means. Any oxide of the elements of group II of the periodic table, they are not as basic as the alkalis, and not so soluble in ...

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