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An adjective of the noun Alkali. Alkaline is the description used for a material or solution that has a PH greater than 7.0.

Synonyms and Related Terms

alkalisch (Deut.); alcalin (Fr.);

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The American Heritage Dictionary or Encarta, via Microsoft Bookshelf 98, Microsoft Corp., 1998

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