alkali salts

alkali salts

alkalijske soli

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  • Alkali salts — or base (basic) salts are salts which has basic ions, such as Hydroxides or Carbonates. Rather than being neutral, as most salts are, basic salts are, as their name suggests, bases.The acidic equivalent of a basic salt is an acid salt, although… …   Wikipedia

  • Alkali — In chemistry, an alkali (from Arabic: Al Qaly القلي, القالي ) is a basic, ionic salt of an alkali metal or alkaline earth metal element. Alkalis are best known for being bases (compounds with pH greater than 7) that dissolve in water. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Alkali soils — Alkali, or alkaline, soils are clay soils with a relatively high exchangeable sodium percentage, a relative high pH (> 9), a poor soil structure and a low infiltration capacity. Often they have a hard calcareous layer at 0.5 to 1 m. depth (in… …   Wikipedia

  • Alkali soil — Any one of various soils found in arid and semiarid regions, containing an unusual amount of soluble mineral salts which effloresce in the form of a powder or crust (usually white) in dry weather following rains or irrigation. The basis of these… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Alkali — Al ka*li (?; 277), n.; pl. {Alkalis} or {Alkalies}. [F. alcali, ultimately fr. Ar. alqal[=i] ashes of the plant saltwort, fr. qalay to roast in a pan, fry.] 1. Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc. [1913 Webster] 2. (Chem.) One of a class… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkali — [al′kə lī΄] n. pl. alkalies or alkalis [ME alkaly < Ar al qily, for al qili, the ashes (of saltwort) < qalai, to roast in a pan] 1. any base or hydroxide, as soda, potash, etc. that is soluble in water and gives a high concentration of… …   English World dictionary

  • alkali flat — ☆ alkali flat n. a nearly level plain that is covered with a hard, dry mixture of alkaline salts and sediment, formed in an arid region by the complete evaporation of a shallow lake or basin …   English World dictionary

  • Alkali metal — Group → 1 ↓ Period 2 3 Li 3 …   Wikipedia

  • alkali metal — Chem. any of the group of univalent metals including potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium, cesium, and francium, whose hydroxides are alkalis. [1880 85] * * * Any of the six chemical elements in the leftmost group of the periodic table (lithium,… …   Universalium

  • alkali — /al keuh luy /, n., pl. alkalis, alkalies, adj. n. 1. Chem. a. any of various bases, the hydroxides of the alkali metals and of ammonium, that neutralize acids to form salts and turn red litmus paper blue. b. any of various other more or less… …   Universalium

  • alkali waste — Soda So da, n. [It., soda, in OIt., ashes used in making glass, fr. L. solida, fem. of solidus solid; solida having probably been a name of glasswort. See {Solid}.] 1. (Chem.) (a) Sodium oxide or hydroxide. (b) Popularly, sodium carbonate or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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