Alkaline earths
Alkaline Al"ka*line (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.] Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali. [1913 Webster]

{Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the qualities of alkalies.

{Alkaline metals}, potassium, sodium, c[ae]sium, lithium, rubidium.

{Alkaline reaction}, a reaction indicating alkalinity, as by the action on limits, turmeric, etc. [1913 Webster]


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  • alkaline earths — alkaline earths, the oxides of the alkaline earth metals. Some authorities exclude one or more …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alkaline earths — Earth Earth ([ e]rth), n. [AS. eor[eth]e; akin to OS. ertha, OFries. irthe, D. aarde, OHG. erda, G. erde, Icel. j[ o]r[eth], Sw. & Dan. jord, Goth. a[=i]r[thorn]a, OHG. ero, Gr. ?, adv., to earth, and perh. to E. ear to plow.] 1. The globe or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ALKALINE EARTHS —    earths not soluble in water, viz., lime, magnesia, strontia, and baryta …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Alkaline — Al ka*line (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.] Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali. [1913 Webster] {Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkaline metals — Alkaline Al ka*line (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.] Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali. [1913 Webster] {Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkaline reaction — Alkaline Al ka*line (?; 277), a. [Cf. F. alcalin.] Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali. [1913 Webster] {Alkaline earths}, certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkaline-earth metal — /al keuh luyn errth , lin /, Chem. any of the group of bivalent metals including barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, usually, magnesium, the hydroxides of which are alkalis but less soluble than those of the alkali metals. [1900 05] * * * ▪… …   Universalium

  • Alkaline earth metal — Group 2 Period  2 4 Be 3 …   Wikipedia

  • alkaline-earth metal — noun any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium) • Syn: ↑alkaline earth • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal * * * noun : any of the metals of group II of the periodic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • clay mineral — any of a group of hydrous aluminum silicate minerals, as kaolinite, illite, and montmorillonite, that constitute the major portion of most clays. [1945 50] * * * Any of a group of important hydrous aluminum silicates with a layered structure and… …   Universalium

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