What does alkaline earth mean?

alkaline earth meaning in General Dictionary

some of the bivalent metals of team II regarding the periodic table (calcium or strontium or barium or magnesium or beryllium)

Sentence Examples with the word alkaline earth

The alkali and alkaline earth cyanides are soluble in water and in alcohol, and their aqueous solution, owing to hydrolytic dissociation, possesses an alkaline character.

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