alkaline-earth metal


alkaline-earth metal
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
Hypernyms: ↑metallic element, ↑metal

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noun
: any of the metals of group II of the periodic table whose oxides are the alkaline earths

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/al"keuh luyn'errth", -lin-/, Chem.
any of the group of bivalent metals including barium, radium, strontium, calcium, and, usually, magnesium, the hydroxides of which are alkalis but less soluble than those of the alkali metals.
[1900-05]

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


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