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Could someone (with knowledge) please fix the "Common Properties" section? It seems to have be sabotaged or incomplete... 22.214.171.124 23:38, 18 February 2006 (UTC)
hey hey heyCould the Alkali page be updated with a definition? I get properties of alkali materials but there is no defining characteristic. What defines alkalinity?
What is the actual DEFINITION of Alkali? I am CLUELESS to all this stuff and trying to learn. Thanks
This article is very unclear. Just what is an alkali? Is an alkali an alkali salt, a base, a basic salt? Is a basic salt an alkali salt, or vice versa? I plan to rewrite this article. --Chemicalinterest (talk) 14:41, 18 May 2010 (UTC)
I believe the last paragraph of this article is misleading. It implies that there is a scientific basis for ingesting alkaline water. I know of no valid, scientific studies that show that.
Also, machines that purport to produce alkaline or ionized water probably produce miniscule amounts of either.--126.96.36.199 15:22, 3 October 2006 (UTC)
The last paragraph seemed to have no scientific background. I believe it was more of a product plug than anything having basis for this page, hence its deletion. Kal1917 16:59, 23 October 2006 (UTC)yeah they are not defining it
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This article is useless without examples of common foods fitting the description.-DMCer 08:47, 9 July 2007 (UTC)
"bases that are not alkalis, such as ammonia, are sometimes erroneously referred to as alkaline."
- I think you've missed the entire point of the "Confusion between alkali and base" section. pH greater than 7 makes ammonia a base, not alkaline. In common usage, ammonia is often called alkaline but this is wrong. NH3 contains no alkali elements nor alkali earth elements, therefore is not an alkali. Mattisgoo (talk) 03:05, 4 December 2008 (UTC)
So really, this is one of those logic things is it?
All alkalis are bases but not all bases are alkalis!! An alkali is just a soluable base, but not all bases are soluable, thus theres a separate word for it