Alkaline earths

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Alkaline earths certain substances, as lime, baryta, strontia, and magnesia, possessing some of the qualities of alkalies.
    • Alkaline earths See under Alkaline.
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Usage

In literature:

ALKALINE EARTHS, earths not soluble in water, viz., lime, magnesia, strontia, and baryta.
"The Nuttall Encyclopaedia" by Edited by Rev. James Wood
In the pure state, the alkaline earths are caustic, cause red litmus paper to become blue, and are more or less soluble in water.
"A System of Instruction in the Practical Use of the Blowpipe" by Anonymous
What properties have the alkaline-earth metals in common with the alkali metals?
"An Elementary Study of Chemistry" by William McPherson
Sulphur combines likewise with phosphorus, and with the alkalies, and alkaline earths, substances with which you are yet unacquainted.
"Conversations on Chemistry, V. 1-2" by Jane Marcet
But although the city looked like Earth, it smelled as dry and alkaline as all the rest of Mars.
"The Statue" by Mari Wolf
SALTS OF THE ALKALIES AND ALKALINE EARTHS.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner
The alkaline earths, the oxides of calcium and barium.
"The Potter's Craft" by Charles F. Binns
In solutions of the hydrates of the alkali and alkaline earth metals, keratins behave differently.
"Animal Proteins" by Hugh Garner Bennett
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In news:

The microsonic world of a collection of aquatic insects biding their scant days on this earth in the waters of an alkaline marsh in County Kildaire, Ireland.
Yellow indicates alkali and alkaline earth metals.
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In science:

Nevertheless, tendency to ferroelectricty has never been reported or studied in alkaline earth oxides .
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
We begin by calculating the TO phonon frequencies of the alkaline earth oxides as a function of epitaxial strain to search for the onset of a softening or instability.
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
Now that we have demonstrated the possibility of inducing ferroelectricity in BaO thin lms under epitaxial strain, we investigate if the phenomenon is specic to BaO or a more general feature shared with other alkaline earth compounds.
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
Having demonstrated that ferroelectricity can be strain engineered in dierent alkaline-earth oxides, we now investigate the possibility of inducing ferroelectricity in the ferromagnetic binary oxide EuO which crystallizes in the same rocksalt structure, as a novel route to multiferroism.
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
For the alkaline earth compounds, we performed rstprinciples calculations within the local-density approximation to density-functional theory.
Strain-induced ferroelectricity in simple rocksalt binary oxides
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