Meaning of 碱

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(Trad.: 鹼)
Pinyin: jiǎn
English Definition: base; alkali; soda (chemistry)
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 14; Radical:
Pictophonetic: indicates the sound; (mineral) conveys the meaning.
Character Formation:
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    • [ 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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Example Sentences
An acid can react with a base to form a salt.
But low-expansion glass is much costlier than soda-lime glass.
It is a curare alkaloid derived from the South American plant.
It is possible that Kr and Ar could also act as Lewis bases, but evidently they cannot compete with HF.
Conventional soda-lime glass expands too much, so welding introduces stresses that can lead to failure.