chemistry FAQ's

What are mineral salts? Where can mineral salts be found in living organisms?

Mineral salts are simple, inorganic substances made up of metallic chemical elements, such as iron, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, or of non-metallic elements, such as chlorine and phosphorus.

They can be found in their non-solubilized form as a part of structures in an organism, like the calcium in bones. They can also be found solubilized in water as ions: such as, the sodium and potassium cations within cells.

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