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Definition of the noun alkalinity

What does alkalinity mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: alkalinities

  1. pH values above 7
    • example: Since primary school we've been checking for the qualities known as acidity and alkalinity with litmus paper.
    • lexical domain: Attributes - nouns denoting attributes of people and objects
    • antonym: acidity
    • more generic terms: pH / pH scale = the logarithm of the reciprocal of hydrogen-ion concentration in gram atoms per liter

Alternative definition of the noun alkalinity


  1. [chemistry] The state of being, or the degree to which a thing is, alkaline.

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Google previewBeet-Sugar Handbook (2006)

by Mosen Asadi

As stated previously, alkalinity is a good indicationf first- and second-carb juice quality.

Google previewBiogeochemistry of Inland Waters (2010)

by Gene E. Likens

Introduction Alkalinity is a measure of the amount of bases in a solution, which can neutralize hydrogen ions Hþ from strong...

Google previewWorking Guide to Drilling Equipment and Operations (2009)

by William Lyons

Alkalinity and Lime Content Alkalinity is the ability of a solution or mixture to react with an acid. The phenolphthalein alkalinity refers to the amount of acid required to reduce the pH of the filtrate to 8.3, the phenolphthalein end point.

Google previewThe Science of Water (1998)

Concepts and Applications by Frank R. Spellman

Alkalinity is a measure of water's ability to neutralize an acid.

Google previewGroundwater Geochemistry (1997)

Fundamentals and Applications to Contamination by William J. Deutsch, Randy Siegel

Alkalinity/ Acidity Alkalinity is a measure of the total acid-neutralizing capacity of the water, and acidity is the...

Google previewAquaculture Management (2012)

by James W. Meade

Alkalinity is a measure of buffering capacity. It may be more important than hardness, especially in water supplies that are composed of several small supplies or that have a periodic influx of water that significantly differs in pH. The manager ...

Google previewApplied Aquatic Ecosystem Concepts (2004)

by Gerald L. Mackie

Alkalinity is a measure of the ability of water to resist a drop in pH. Water resists changes in pH due to the presence of...

Google previewGeochemistry (2004)

Pathways and Processes by Harry Y. McSween, Steven M. Richardson, Maria Uhle

Unless we are making very careful measurements, the only difference between it and the true alkalinity is the omission of mB(OH)4−, which is a small but nonnegligible quantity in the oceans. With this perspective, it should now be apparent ...

Google previewAgronomic Handbook (2002)

Management of Crops, Soils and Their Fertility by J. Benton Jones, Jr.

Alkalinity Refers to the pH of a soil or solution in which the hydroxyl ion (OH-) concentration exceeds that of hydrogen ion (H+) concentration, and therefore, the pH value is greater than 7.0 (see Acidity). Amino Acid An organic acid containing ...

Google previewTropical Soils (2003)

Properties and Management for Sustainable Agriculture by Anthony S. R. Juo, Kathrin Franzluebbers

Alkalinity, Salinity, and Sodicity Alkalinity is a measure of the soil reaction with pH values > 7.0. The salinity of a soil is a measure of the amount of soluble salts in the soil, expressed as electrical conductivity. The term alkaline soils refers to ...

Google previewKoi Health & Disease: Everything You Need To Know 2nd Edition (2014)

by Dr. Erik Johnson

But listen carefully: Total Alkalinity is the important parameter you have to know before treating, NOT pH and NOT Hardness! The following formula suggests that to determine the amount of copper to use, in parts per million, you would divide ...

Google previewPacific Medical Journal (1917)

Alkalinity is a property of reaction such as is caused ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Brewing (2013)

Alkalinity can be determined by titration with HCI. The amount of acid required to achieve an end point of pH 4.3, using methyl orange as indicator, gives a measure of the total bicarbonate content of the water (since bicarbonate is the principal ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Inland Waters (2009)

Alkalinity in freshwater systems is derivedfrom several sources: weathering ofrocks andsoil, exchange reactionsin soils, biological uptakeand reductionofstrong acidanions, evaporation and precipitation ofminerals, and atmospheric deposition ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Environmental Science and Engineering (1992)

by James R. Pfafflin, Edward N. Ziegler

Alkalinity and Acidity for Aqueous Carbonate Systems Alkalinity and acidity are defined, respectively, as the equivalent sum of the bases that are titratable with strong acid and the equivalent sum of the acids that are titratable with strong base; ...

Google previewDictionary of Environmental Science and Engineering (1996)

by James R. Pfafflin, Paul Baham, Frank S. Gill

Alcohols 6 Alkalinity Alcohols. These are primary oxidation products of hydrocarbons and are classified as primary, secondary or tertiary, depending on where OH groups are attached to the molecule. Alcohols react with organic acids to form ...

Google previewDictionary of Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Processing (2013)

by Alireza Bahadori, Chikezie Nwaoha, Malcolm William Clark

Alkalinity: The capacity of water or wastewater to neutralize acids. This capacity is caused by the water's content of carbonate, bicarbonate, hydroxide and occasionally borate, silicate, and phosphate. Alkalinity is expressed in milligrams per ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Medical Diagnosis (1907)

A Treatise on the Signs and Symptoms Observed in Diseased Conditions, for the Use of Medical Practitioners and Students by Henry Lawrence McKisack

These two quantities of fluid are mixed by blowing them out on to a slide, and the mixture is then applied, by means of the pipette, to the sensitive litmus-paper, and the alkalinity or acidity of the mixture determined. Proceeding in this way the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Quaternary Science (2006)

Alkalinity, TA The total alkalinity (TA) of seawater may be defined as the charge ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia of Petroleum Science and Engineering (2003)

Alkalinity or acidity is measured by pH, but the properties of a mud may fluctuate despite constant pH. This is due to the effect of the varying amounts and nature of the ions present. Analysis of the mud titrate to determine the character of the ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1K5A1L1I1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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