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1) alkaline earths. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alkaline earths, (alīklin, -lin) (KEY) , oxides of the alkaline-earth metals, especially of calcium, strontium, and barium. They are not readily soluble in water...

2) alkaline-earth metals. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They form divalent compounds. In order of increasing atomic number the alkaline-earth metals are beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium....

3) alkaline dry cell. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alkaline dry cell, see battery, electric....

4) bile. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The bile salts aid in digestion by emulsifying fats, enabling the absorption of fats and of the fat-soluble vitamins (A, D, E, and K) through the intestinal wall....

5) pH. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The pH of a neutral solution, i.e., one which is neither acidic nor alkaline, is 7. Acidic solutions have pH values below 7; alkaline, or basic, solutions have pH...

6) lye. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Lye is also used to refer to the undissolved solute. Common household lye is usually sodium hydroxide. Lye should be used with caution as it is caustic and poisonous....

7) Benedict's solution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Benedict s solution, deep-blue alkaline solution used to test for the presence of the aldehyde functional group, -CHO. The substance to be tested is heated with Benedict's...

8) Fehling's solution. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The substance to be tested is heated with Fehling's solution; formation of a brick-red precipitate indicates the presence of the aldehyde group. Simple sugars (e.g.,...

9) potassium carbonate. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...potassium carbonate, chemical compound, K2CO3, white, crystalline, deliquescent substance that forms a strongly alkaline water solution. It is available commercially...

10) salivary glands. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Most animals have salivary glands that resemble those in humans; however, in some animals these glands perform other functions. For example, the salivary glands of...

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