alkali

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poisoning resulting from the ingestion of an alkali compound (as lye or ammonia) alkali poisoning
volumetric analysis using standard solutions of alkali to measure the amount of acid present alkalimetry
ion NH4 derived from ammonia; behaves in many respects like an alkali metal ion ammonium , ammonium ion
silvery soft waxy metallic element of the alkali metal group; occurs abundantly in natural compounds (especially in salt water); burns with a yellow flame and reacts violently in water; occurs in sea water and in the mineral halite (rock salt) atomic number 11 , Na , sodium
light soft silver-white metallic element of the alkali metal group; oxidizes rapidly in air and reacts violently with water; is abundant in nature in combined forms occurring in sea water and in carnallite and kainite and sylvite atomic number 19 , K , potassium
soft silver-white univalent element of the alkali metal group; the lightest metal known; occurs in several minerals atomic number 3 , Li , lithium
soft silvery metallic element of the alkali metal group; burns in air and reacts violently in water; occurs in carnallite and lepidolite and pollucite atomic number 37 , Rb , rubidium
soft silver-white or yellowish metallic element of the alkali metal group; turns yellow in air; occurs in celestite and strontianite atomic number 38 , Sr , strontium
soft silvery metallic element of the alkali earth group; found in barite atomic number 56 , Ba , barium
radioactive element of the alkali-metal group discovered as a disintegration product of actinium atomic number 87 , Fr , francium
pleasantly aromatic shrub having erect slender flexible hairy branches and dense clusters of small yellow flowers covering vast areas of western alkali plains and affording a retreat for jackrabbits; source of a yellow dye used by the Navajo Chrysothamnus nauseosus , rabbit brush , rabbit bush
substance having the tendency to cause corrosion (such a strong acids or alkali) corrosive
scarlet dye like cochineal; extracted with alkali from stick lac lac dye
acid-alkali indicator litmus paper , phenolphthalein , pH test
chemical reaction in which an ester is heated with an alkali (especially the alkaline hydrolysis of a fat or oil to make soap) saponification
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