Definitions for alkali

Definitions for (noun) alkali

Main entry: base, alkali

Definition: any of various water-soluble compounds capable of turning litmus blue and reacting with an acid to form a salt and water

Usage: bases include oxides and hydroxides of metals and ammonia

Main entry: alkali

Definition: a mixture of soluble salts found in arid soils and some bodies of water; detrimental to agriculture

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