Alkali metal
Alkali metal Alkali metal Any one of the univalent metals of group I of the periodic table of the elements, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. The hydroxides of these metals are soluble in water and form strongly basic solutions. [PJC.]

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  • alkali metal — n any of the univalent mostly basic metals of group I of the periodic table comprising lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium * * * one of a group of monovalent metals including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium …   Medical dictionary

  • alkali metal — n. Chem. any of the six highly reactive metals in group IA of the periodic table including, in increasing order of reactivity, lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium: see the periodic table of elements in the Reference… …   English World dictionary

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  • alkali metal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms alkali metal : singular alkali metal plural alkali metals chemistry a soft, white metal that is a chemical element. Lithium, sodium, and potassium are alkali metals …   English dictionary

  • alkali metal — šarminis metalas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. alkali metal vok. Alkalimetall, n rus. щелочной металл, m pranc. métal alcalin, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • alkali metal — noun any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium) the hydroxides of the alkali metals are strongly alkaline • Syn: ↑alkaline metal • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkali metal — noun Any of the soft, light, reactive metals of Group 1 of the periodic table; lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. See Also: alkaline earth metal …   Wiktionary

  • alkali metal — a metal in group IA of the periodic table that form strongly alkaline hydroxides (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, francium) …   Mechanics glossary

  • alkali metal — /ˌælkəlaɪ ˈmɛtl/ (say .alkuhluy metl) noun a monovalent metal, one of the first group of the periodic table, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, and francium, whose hydroxides are alkalis …   Australian English dictionary

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