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alkaline metal

Definition of the noun alkaline metal

What does alkaline metal mean as a name of something?


  1. any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium)
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • synonym of alkaline metal: alkali 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.

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Google previewEncyclopaedia of Chemistry (1877)

Theoretical, Practical, and Analytical : as Applied to the Arts and Manufactures

The progress of the manufacture of aluminium therefore depends on still more economical methods for producing the alkaline metal being invented. Mr. J. Lothian Bell, of Newcastle-on- Tyne, manufactured aluminium on the large scale for ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Applied Chemistry (1890)

by Sir Thomas Edward Thorpe

The alkaline metal thus set free combines with the sulphur of a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1890)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and General Literature

with one or more basic substances, one of which, in all cases, must be an alkaline metal. But the silicates of sodium and potassium, whether separate or combined, being soluble in water, and also readily acted on by other agents, are not ...

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

V, b 412-3; alkaline metal (Chemistry), b 454; cuprous ( Chemistry), ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences (1879)

by Henry Watts

constitute Group 3 : and Group 4 comprises the alkaline metal* The following table exhibits in a compendious form the behaviour of all the metals to ...

Google previewA dictionary of science, literature and art, ed. by W.T. Brande assisted by J. Cauvin. ed. by W.T. Brande and G.W. Cox.3 vols (1865)

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An alkaline metal discovered by Bunsen and Kirchoff in 1 860, by a spectral analysis of the residue of the mineral water of Ilurekheim and Baden. A ton of the water was estimated to yield not more than three grains of chloride of caesium.

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