alkali metal


alkali metal
/ˌælkəlaɪ ˈmɛtl/ (say .alkuhluy 'metl)

noun
a monovalent metal, one of the first group of the periodic table, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, caesium, and francium, whose hydroxides are alkalis.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Alkali metal — Any one of the univalent metals of group I of the periodic table of the elements, including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. The hydroxides of these metals are soluble in water and form strongly basic solutions. [PJC.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • alkali metal — n any of the univalent mostly basic metals of group I of the periodic table comprising lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium * * * one of a group of monovalent metals including lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cesium …   Medical dictionary

  • alkali metal — n. Chem. any of the six highly reactive metals in group IA of the periodic table including, in increasing order of reactivity, lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium: see the periodic table of elements in the Reference… …   English World dictionary

  • alkali metal — Chem. any of the group of univalent metals including potassium, sodium, lithium, rubidium, cesium, and francium, whose hydroxides are alkalis. [1880 85] * * * Any of the six chemical elements in the leftmost group of the periodic table (lithium,… …   Universalium

  • Alkali metal — Group → 1 ↓ Period 2 3 Li 3 …   Wikipedia

  • alkali metal — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms alkali metal : singular alkali metal plural alkali metals chemistry a soft, white metal that is a chemical element. Lithium, sodium, and potassium are alkali metals …   English dictionary

  • alkali metal — šarminis metalas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. alkali metal vok. Alkalimetall, n rus. щелочной металл, m pranc. métal alcalin, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • alkali metal — 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 • Syn: ↑alkaline metal • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkali metal — noun Any of the soft, light, reactive metals of Group 1 of the periodic table; lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, and francium. See Also: alkaline earth metal …   Wiktionary

  • alkali metal — a metal in group IA of the periodic table that form strongly alkaline hydroxides (lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, cesium, francium) …   Mechanics glossary


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.