alkaline reaction

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al·ka·line re·ac·tion

1. any test by which an alkaline reaction is recognized, such as the change of red litmus paper to blue;
2. an excess of hydroxide ions over hydrogen ions in aqueous solution as indicated by a pH value exceeding 7 (at 22°C). Compare: dissociation constant of water.
Synonym(s): basic reaction
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I would invite those in Europe who try to change the migration agenda we have adopted - I would like to remind them to be serious about this and not to give in to these basic reactions that I do not like.
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