Synonyms for Alkali:
n.acid, compound, chemical, carboniferous, catalyst, element, agrochemical, chloride. •alkali (noun)
lime, rubidium hydrate, magnesia, potassium hydrate, sodium carbonate, caesium hydrate, antacid, ammonia, soda, ammonium hydroxide, ammonium hydrate, lithium hydrate, salt.
•soluble base; opposite of an acid (noun)
Usage examples for alkali
We can foretel, for example, the respective effects which a tale of distress will have upon a cold- hearted miser, and a man of active benevolence, with the same confidence with which we can predict the different actions of an acid upon an alkali and upon a metal;- and there are individuals in regard to whose integrity and veracity, in any situation in which they can be placed, we have a confidence similar to that with which we rely on the course of nature. – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie