Salt Definition

Chemistry Glossary Definition of Salt

Table salt is sodium chloride, shown here.
Table salt is sodium chloride, shown here. USGS
Salt Definition: sometimes 'salt' simply refers to table salt, which is sodium chloride. Usually the term is applied to an ionic compound produced by reacting an acid with a base.

Examples: NaCl, KCl, CuSO4

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