alkaline earth

noun Chemistry any of the reactive metals beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium, occupying Group IIA (2) of the periodic table and forming basic oxides and hydroxides.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • alkaline earth — n 1) an oxide of an alkaline earth metal 2) ALKALINE EARTH METAL * * * any oxide of the alkaline earth metals …   Medical dictionary

  • alkaline earth — noun see alkaline earth metal …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alkaline earth — /ælkəlaɪn ˈɜθ/ (say alkuhluyn erth) noun the oxide of an alkaline earth metal …   Australian English dictionary

  • alkaline earth — noun any of the bivalent metals of group II of the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium) • Syn: ↑alkaline earth metal • Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal …   Useful english dictionary

  • alkaline earth — al′kaline earth′ n. chem. any of the oxides of barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, sometimes, magnesium • Etymology: 1810–20 …   From formal English to slang

  • alkaline earth — Chem. any of the oxides of barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, sometimes, magnesium. [1810 20] * * * …   Universalium

  • alkaline earth — noun Any oxide of the elements of group II of the periodic table; they are not as basic as the alkalis, and not so soluble in water …   Wiktionary

  • alkaline-earth metal — [al′kə lin΄ʉrth′, al′kə līn΄ʉrth′] n. any of the six highly reactive chemical elements in group IIA of the periodic table including, in order of increasing reactivity, beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium: an oxide of any… …   English World dictionary

  • Alkaline earth metals — Alkaline earth metals. См. Щелочноземельные металлы. (Источник: «Металлы и сплавы. Справочник.» Под редакцией Ю.П. Солнцева; НПО Профессионал , НПО Мир и семья ; Санкт Петербург, 2003 г.) …   Словарь металлургических терминов

  • alkaline earth metal — n any of the bivalent strongly basic metals of group II of the periodic table comprising beryllium, magnesium, calcium, strontium, barium, and radium …   Medical dictionary

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.