Definitions for "Alkali"
Keywords:  caustic, hydroxide, litmus, lye, soda
Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
Africa and Middle East Moslem judge or lay magistrate who administers Mohammedan law.
Keywords:  bas
Emäs- Alkali, bas
Keywords:  anything, balance, above
Anything having a pH balance above 7
Keywords:  scale, greater, level
having a pH level of 7.0 or greater on a scale of 1 to 14