alkaline metal


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Noun1.alkaline metal - any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium)alkaline metal - any of the monovalent metals of group I of the periodic table (lithium or sodium or potassium or rubidium or cesium or francium); "the hydroxides of the alkali metals are strongly alkaline"
metal, metallic element - any of several chemical elements that are usually shiny solids that conduct heat or electricity and can be formed into sheets etc.
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developed compatible plasticizers for vinyl polymers by trans-esterification of vegetable oils and alcohols, catalyzed by an alcoxide generated by the reaction of an alcohol with an alkaline metal.
Each single Period (except for Hydrogen) starts with an alkaline metal and then ends with a noble gas.
Usually lithium and water don't quite get along the spontaneously combusting alkaline metal burns in water.

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