Science / Geology / Alkali: Used in reference to materials that are rich in sodium and/or potassium.
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Science / Chemistry / Alkalinity: A measure of a material's ability to neutralize acids. Alkalinities are usually determined using titration. MORE

Alkaline Error

Science / Chemistry / Alkaline Error: A systematic error that occurs when glass electrodes are used to read the pH of an extremely alkaline solution; the electrode responds to sodium ions as though they were hydrogen ions, giving a pH rea MORE

Alkali Metal

Science / Chemistry / Alkali Metal: (alkaline earth metal) alkali metal element The Group 1 elements, lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), rubidium (Rb), cesium (Cs), and francium (Fr) react with cold water for form strongly alkali MORE

Alkaline Earth Metal

Science / Chemistry / Alkaline Earth Metal: (alkali metal) The Group 2 elements, beryllium (Be), magnesium (Mg), calcium (Ca), strontium (Sr), barium (Ba), and radium (Ra) form alkaline oxides and hydroxides and are called 'alkaline earth metal MORE

Alkaline Earth

Science / Chemistry / Alkaline Earth: An oxide of an alkaline earth metal, which produces an alkaline solution in reaction with water. MORE


Science / Chemistry / Alkaline: Having a pH greater than 7. MORE