Alkaline reaction

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a reaction indicating alkalinity, as by the action on limits, turmeric, etc.

See also: Alkaline

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Sodium hydroxide (NaOH) solution mixed with sodium silicate solution is used as an alkaline reaction agent.
However, the addition of CHMAC agent into the alkaline reaction mixture during synthesis, with a NaOH/CHMAC ratio of 1.0:0.4, shows a significant effect of phosphate sorption (25.4%) on CALV.
Schmidt and Brauch (2004) have also observed that sodium salts of aminopolycarboxylates, such as the one used in the present work, may have an alkaline reaction with water.
This can produce failure because of chlorine-ion attack on reinforcement or an alkaline reaction in the aggregate, which makes concrete friable.
The alkaline reaction of FEBEX bentonite: a contribution to the study of the performance of bentonite/concrete engineered barrier systems
Like many other personal cleansing products, toilet soaps do indeed have some disadvantages, such as poor performance in hard water, an alkaline reaction in solution and poor solubility and rinsability of certain compositions.
Acid reaction is found in dark hair, alkaline reaction in light hair, and a neutral reaction in red hair.