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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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alkalial‧ka‧li /ˈælkəlaɪ/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HCa substance that forms a chemical salt when combined with an acidacid
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alkaliAmines can be prepared by heating and alkyl ammonium salt with an alkali.When an acid and alkali react together the result is a salt and water.A different alkali would have been used for the manufacture of later soda glasses.Electron microprobe element maps show the distribution and quantity of alkali feldspar in the fine-grained groundmass of the altered basalts.By 1880 he was recognized as an international authority on alkali manufacture.This is consistent with glass technology at the time-the principal alkali used was also soda.In 1895 he entered the alkali business.
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