Caustic alkali

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Caustic alkali (chem.) a name given to the hydrates of potassium and sodium, called caustic potash and caustic soda respectively
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. kaustikoskai-ein, kaus-ein, to burn.

Usage

In literature:

The key that locks up the acids and caustic alkalies!
"Madame Bovary" by Gustave Flaubert
He also showed me a caustic alkali, produced by burning a plant or shrub which grows in great abundance in the Tular Valley.
"What I Saw in California" by Edwin Bryant
The caustic alkalies and their carbonates produce a fair effect.
"Experimental Researches in Electricity, Volume 1" by Michael Faraday
It is soluble in nitric acid and caustic alkalies.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
The dose of caustic alkali will much depend upon the purity of the stearine or margarine employed.
"The Art of Perfumery" by G. W. Septimus Piesse
But, starting with phenol again, let us heat it with caustic alkali and chloroform.
"Creative Chemistry" by Edwin E. Slosson
The oil unites with the alkali, and forms soap, which is less caustic than the ley.
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
On boiling their solution in caustic alkalis, ammonia is liberated.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 6, Slice 5" by Various
Where the glycerine is obtained from spent lye by saponifying the fats or oils with caustic alkali.
"Soap-Making Manual" by E. G. Thomssen
It is decomposed by the addition of caustic alkalis, forming silver oxide and an alkaline chromate.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Slice 7" by Various
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In news:

I might have mentioned before that my day job is actually writing a weekly column for ICIS Chemical Business magazine, and one of my market coverages involves chlor- alkali (the production of chlorine and caustic soda).
I might have mentioned before that my day job is actually writing a weekly column for ICIS Chemical Business magazine, and one of my market coverages involves chlor-alkali (the production of chlorine and caustic soda).
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