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1) alkali. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alkali, (al´kli) (KEY) [Arab., al-gili=ashes of saltwort], hydroxide of an alkali metal. Alkalies are readily soluble in water and form strongly basic solutions with...

2) alkali metals. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...alkali metals, metals found in group Ia of the periodic table. Compared to other metals they are soft and have low melting points and densities. Alkali metals are...

3) Alkali Lakes. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Alkali Lakes, Calif.: see Surprise Valley....

4) Alkali Lake. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Alkali Lake (AL-kuh-lei), Kidder and Logan cos., S N.Dak.; hourglass shaped (3 mi/4.8 km long, 2 mi/3.2 km wide), connected by small creek and fed intermittently...

5) alkali. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Inflected forms: pl. alˇkaˇlis or alˇkaˇlies1. A carbonate or hydroxide of an alkali metal, the aqueous solution of which is bitter, slippery, caustic, and characteristically...

6) alkali. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...alkali (AL-kuh-leye) A bitter, caustic mineral often found in large beds in the desert. Alkalis are bases; two common examples are lye and ammonia. 1 Plants have...

7) alkali metal. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...Any of a group of soft, white, low-density, low-melting, highly reactive metallic elements, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium....

8) potassium. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...potassium, (ptas´em) (KEY) , a metallic chemical element; symbol K [Lat. kalium=alkali]; at. no. 19; at. wt. 39.0983; m.p. 63.25°C; b.p. 760°C; sp. gr. 862 at 20°C;...

9) caustic. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...strongly corrosive chemical substance, especially one that attacks organic matter. A caustic alkali is a metal hydroxide, especially that of an alkali metal; caustic...

10) glass. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...glass, hard substance, usually brittle and transparent, composed chiefly of silicates and an alkali fused at high temperature. 1 Composition and Properties of GlassMost...

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