What is another word for Alkalies?

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[ ˈalkəlˌa͡ɪz], [ ˈalkəlˌa‍ɪz], [ ˈa_l_k_ə_l_ˌaɪ_z]

Alkalies are a group of chemical compounds that have basic properties and are soluble in water. The common synonyms for the term alkali include bases, caustic, lye, and hydroxides. Bases typically refer to substances that can neutralize acids while caustic refers to substances that can burn or destroy organic materials. Lye usually refers to sodium hydroxide or potassium hydroxide, which are strong alkalies used for cleaning and soap-making. Hydroxides are compounds that contain the hydroxide ion (-OH) and are typically formed when an alkali metal reacts with water. Regardless of the terminology used, alkalies play a crucial role in various industrial, agricultural, and domestic processes.

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    Usage examples for Alkalies

    These cells are always actively at work picking out the substances they need, and manufacturing out of them the ferments and acids, or Alkalies, needed for acting upon the food in their particular part of the tube, whether it be the mouth, the stomach, or the small intestine.
    "A Handbook of Health"
    Woods Hutchinson
    Alkalies should not be used, as they darken the surface.
    "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management"
    Ministry of Education
    2. Do not use strong soaps or Alkalies.
    "Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Household Management"
    Ministry of Education

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