alkaline earth

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alkaline earth

[¦al·kə‚līn ′ərth]
(inorganic chemistry)
An oxide of an element of group 2 in the periodic table, such as barium, calcium, and strontium. Also known as alkaline-earth oxide.
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Moreover, the concentration of alkaline earth elements, density, and the LOI of PC1 exceed 0.8, 0.588, and 0.322, respectively.
The alkali and alkaline earth elements are almost completely depleted in all profiles.
The alkaline earth elements are almost completely depleted from weathered rock to regolith in all three profiles (Figures 5(e) and 5(f)).