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Alkaline

Al´ka`line
a.1.Of or pertaining to an alkali or to alkalies; having the properties of an alkali.
Alkaline earths
certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the qualities of alkalies.
Alkaline metals
potassium, sodium, cæsium, lithium, rubidium.
Alkaline reaction
a reaction indicating alkalinity, as by the action on limits, turmeric, etc.
Adj.1.alkaline - relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7; "alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"
Synonyms: alkalic
Antonyms:
acidic - being or containing an acid; of a solution having an excess of hydrogen atoms (having a pH of less than 7)
amphiprotic, amphoteric - having characteristics of both an acid and a base and capable of reacting as either
acidic, alkalic, amphiprotic, amphoteric, chemical science, chemistry
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