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Alkali

alkalis sodium

Alkali, water-soluble compound of an alkali metal that acts as a strong base and neutralizes acids. Common alkalis are sodium hydroxide (NaOH), ammonia (NH3), and sodium carbonate (Na2CO3). Alkalis are used to manufacture glass, soap, paper, and textiles.

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