Definition of Alkalic

1. Adjective. Relating to or containing an alkali; having a pH greater than 7. "Alkaline soils derived from chalk or limestone"

Exact synonyms: Alkaline
Category relationships: Chemical Science, Chemistry
Similar to: Alcalescent, Alkalescent, Basic, Base-forming, Saltlike
Derivative terms: Alkali, Alkalinity
Antonyms: Acidic, Amphoteric



Definition of Alkalic

1. Adjective. (geology of a rock) Containing a relatively high proportion of alkali; alkaline. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Alkalic

1. alkali [adj] - See also: alkali

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Alkalic

alkalescence
alkalescent
alkali
alkali bee
alkali denaturation test
alkali disease
alkali earth metal
alkali flat
alkali flats
alkali metal
alkali metals
alkali poisoning
alkali reserve
alkali sink
alkalic (current term)
alkalied
alkalies
alkalifiable
alkalified
alkalifies
alkalify
alkalifying
alkalimeter
alkalimeters
alkalimetric
alkalimetrical
alkalimetries
alkalimetry
alkalin

Literary usage of Alkalic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Igneous Rocks: Composition, Texture and Classification, Description and by Joseph Paxson Iddings (1913)
"1 it appears that the amount of normative quartz decreases as the alkalic character of the feldspars decreases, or as the calcic character increases. ..."

2. Introduction to the Study of Igneous Rocks by George Irving Finlay (1913)
"alkalic Trachytes; and 2. Calci- alkalic Trachytes. ... Riebeckite Trachyte so named from their prominent dark silicates, are soda-rich alkalic trachytes. ..."

3. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914). (1858)
"300,) has objected Kb this process, that the alkalic arsenite when in solution is liable to oxidation, and that by exposure to the air a notable quantity of ..."

4. Lavas of Hawaii and Their Relations by Whitman Cross (1915)
"A notable number of Hawaiian types, including older lavas of Kilauea and three of the more alkalic rocks, find analogues in Sardinia. ..."

5. A Text-book of Geology: For Use in Universities, Colleges, Schools of by Louis Valentine Pirsson, Charles Schuchert (1915)
"Lavas of the first class on cooling and solidifying may crystallize into a mass of mineral grains composed chiefly of alkalic-feldspar,* often with quartz, ..."

6. Rocks and Rock Minerals: A Manual of the Elements of Petrology Without the by Louis Valentine Pirsson (1908)
"If the latter is predominantly an alkalic feldspar, without lime, the rock is called a syenite, as above, but if it is a lime- soda feldspar or plagioclase ..."

7. Rocks and Rock Minerals: A Manual of the Elements of Petrology Without the by Louis Valentine Pirsson (1913)
"If the latter is predominantly an alkalic feldspar, without lime, the rock is called a syenite, as above, but if it is a lime- soda feldspar or plagioclase ..."

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