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 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]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • alkaline reaction — 1. the presence in a solution of more hydroxyl ions than hydrogen ions, i.e., a pH greater than 7.0. 2. any test by which such a solution is recognized, such as the bluing of red litmus …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 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 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 — alkaline, basic are closely related and, in many aspects of their use synonymous terms. Both are opposites or correlatives of the adjective acid and denote some aspect of relationship to bases (alkalies). Distinctively, alkaline suggests the… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Alkaline salt — Salt Salt, n. [AS. sealt; akin to OS. & OFries. salt, D. zout, G. salz, Icel., Sw., & Dan. salt, L. sal, Gr. ?, Russ. sole, Ir. & Gael. salann, W. halen, of unknown origin. Cf. {Sal}, {Salad}, {Salary}, {Saline}, {Sauce}, {Sausage}.] 1. The… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 battery — Alkaline batteries are a type of disposable battery dependent upon the reaction between zinc and manganese (IV) oxide (Zn/MnO2).Compared with zinc carbon batteries of the Leclanché or zinc chloride types, while all produce approximately 1.5 volts …   Wikipedia

  • Alkaline phosphatase — (ALP) (EC number|3.1.3.1) is a hydrolase enzyme responsible for removing phosphate groups from many types of molecules, including nucleotides, proteins, and alkaloids. The process of removing the phosphate group is called dephosphorylation . As… …   Wikipedia

  • Alkaline fuel cell — The alkaline fuel cell (AFC), also known as the Bacon fuel cell after its British inventor, is one of the most developed fuel cell technologies and is the cell that flew Man to the Moon. NASA has used alkaline fuel cells since the mid 1960s, in… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”