3. Salt Properties and Examples

What is Salt in Chemistry?

Salt is an ionic compound that contains a cation (base) and an anion (acid).

It is present in large quantities in seawater, where it is the main mineral constituent. Salt is essential for animal life and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is an ionic compound that has a cation other than H+ and an anion other than OH and is obtained along with water in the neutralization reaction between acids and bases.

Eg:- NaCl, CuCl2 etc.

Acid + Base →→ Salt + water

Sodium chloride is one of the best-known salt. One salt is known to almost everyone because of its widespread use in every day.

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