alkaline-earth metal


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alkaline-earth metal

n.
Any of a group of metallic elements including calcium, strontium, magnesium, barium, beryllium, and radium.
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The effect of the aza crown pendant and the coordinated alkali metal and alkaline-earth metal ions on these activities was also discussed.
In simpler words, they're solids with a relatively open, three-dimensional crystal structure built from the elements aluminum, oxygen, and silicon, with alkali or alkaline-Earth metals (such as sodium, potassium, and magnesium) plus water molecules trapped in the gaps between them.
Among the plans that will be investigated by the researchers in the near future, mention can be made of the addition of various percentages of alkali and alkaline-earth metals as promoter on this catalyst and studying their effect on steam reforming of methane and also on dry reforming of methane.