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Meaning of 碱

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(Trad.: 鹼)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: base; alkali; soda (chemistry)
Chinese Definition:
①含在土里的一种物质,化学成分是碳酸钠,用做洗涤剂,亦用来中和发面中的酸味:碱土。碱化。碱荒。
②化学上称能在水溶液中电离而生成氢氧离子(oh-)的化合物,如氢氧化钠等。溶液具有涩味,能使石蕊试纸变蓝,能跟酸中和而生成盐:碱金属。碱式盐。碱性岩。

Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mineral) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
  • Left to right
    • [ shí ] stone, rock, mineral
    • [ xián ] all, together, united; salted
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Example Words
碱性 jiǎn xìng alkaline
盐碱地 yán jiǎn saline soil; (fig.) infertile woman
碱化 jiǎn huà to make basic or alkaline; alkalization (chemistry)
纯碱 chún jiǎn sodium carbonate Na2CO3; soda ash; same as 碳酸钠
烧碱 shāo jiǎn caustic soda NaOH
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