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Alkali vs Humin - What's the difference?

alkali | humin |

As nouns the difference between alkali and humin

is that alkali is alkali while humin is the part of the organic matter in soil that does not dissolve in dilute alkali.

alkali

English

(wikipedia alkali)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • (chemistry) One of a class of caustic bases, such as soda, potash, ammonia, and lithia, whose distinguishing peculiarities are solubility in alcohol and water, uniting with oils and fats to form soap, neutralizing and forming salts with acids, turning to brown several vegetable yellows, and changing reddened litmus to blue.
  • Soda ash; caustic soda, caustic potash, etc.
  • (Western United States) Soluble mineral matter, other than common salt, contained in soils of natural waters.
  • Synonyms

    * (chemistry) base

    Antonyms

    * (chemistry) acid

    Derived terms

    * alkaline * alkali metal

    See also

    * caustic * pH ----

    humin

    English

    Noun

    (wikipedia humin) (-)
  • The part of the organic matter in soil that does not dissolve in dilute alkali