Definition of Alkali metal

1. Noun. Any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium). "The hydroxides of the alkali metals are strongly alkaline"

Exact synonyms: Alkaline Metal
Generic synonyms: Metal, Metallic Element

Definition of Alkali metal

1. Noun. (inorganic chemistry) Any of the soft, light, reactive metals of Group 1 of the periodic table; lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. ¹

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Medical Definition of Alkali metal

1. Any of the highly reactive metals (such as sodium or potassium) found in the first column of the periodic table, these metals act as bases. (13 Nov 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkali Metal

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Literary usage of Alkali metal

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1. Chemical Abstracts by American Chemical Society (1916)
"One of the resulting chambers serves to hold the products of the cathode, alkali metal and H, while the other chamber or chambers receive the O. The ..."

2. The Chemical News and Journal of Industrial Science (1901)
"Of recent years, however, many eminent chemists have expressed doubt as to the advisability of placing it at the head of the alkali metal group. ..."

3. Journal of the American Chemical Society by American Chemical Society (1898)
"If we proceed to consider the nature of the sixth cycle, we are met at the outset by a difficulty, for since no alkali metal of higher atomic weight than ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1872)
"And no sooner was this examination made, than the position of the newly-discovered elements, as members of the alkali-metal family, at once became apparent. ..."

5. A Dictionary of Chemistry and the Allied Branches of Other Sciences by Henry Watts (1870)
"... those which contain equal numbers of atoms of base and acid, give off nothing when ignited. The alkali-metal compounds obtained by the first method, ..."

6. A French-English Dictionary for Chemists by Austin McDowell Patterson (1921)
"m. alkaline substance, alkali; alkali metal. ... containing alkali metal and barium. alcalino -pío m ..."

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