Alkaline earth

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An oxide of any one of the alkaline earth metals (calcium, barium, strontium, radium and sometimes magnesium). Alkaline earth compounds act as fluxes in the manufacture of glass and ceramic glazes.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Robert Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Company, Radnor, PA, 1992

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