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  • noun Plural form of alkali.


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  • It rarely happens, however, that decomposition has advanced so far as to remove the whole of the alkalies, which is exemplified by the following analyses of the fire clay of the coal formation, and of transition clay slate: --

    Elements of Agricultural Chemistry

  • These more active bases are generally called alkalies in distinction from the less active ones.

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  • That store of silicates and alkalies which is the principal condition of their success is obtained, if potatoes or turnips are grown upon the same fields in the intermediate periods, since these crops do not abstract a particle of silica, and therefore leave the field equally fertile for the following crop of wheat.

    Familiar Letters on Chemistry

  • We have hitherto treated only of the simplest combinations of elements, such as alkalies, earths, acids, compound salts, stones, &c.; all of which belong to the mineral kingdom.

    Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2 In Which the Elements of that Science Are Familiarly Explained and Illustrated by Experiments

  • As his alkalies give out he succumbs to a blest stupidity.

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  • As his alkalies give out he succumbs to a blest stupidity.


  • At high temperatures, reactions with alkalies (Sodium hydroxide [NaOH], potassium hydroxide [KOH], Calcium hydroxide [Ca (OH) 2]) become significant over relatively short periods; for example, crocidolite was reported to be attacked by potassium hydroxide above 100° C. Disclaimer:

    Geology of asbestos

  • Try to put emotions aside and consider this: Cheese and meat require opposite types of digestion; therefore when the combination arrives in the stomach, stomach acids and stomach alkalies (acid vs lye) are simultaneously produced.

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  • On the other hand, both chrysotile and the amphiboles exhibit a high degree of chemical inertia towards strong alkalies over extended periods.

    Geology of asbestos

  • Mix one teaspoon of a neutral detergent a mild detergent containing no alkalies or bleaches with a cup of lukewarm water.



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