The word ‘Salt’ is usually referred to as the common table salt added to food at home. It is generally known that table salt is a chemical known as Sodium Chloride. We also have Ándrews Liver Salt’ which is used as an anti-acid. There are also chemical salts used for various purposes.
Definition of Salt
A salt is formed when all or part of the ionizable hydrogen ion of an acid is replaced by a metal or ammonium ion. Salt can also be defined as a compound formed when all or part of the hydroxyl (OH–) of a base is replaced by non-metallic ions.
|(i)||Hydrochloric acid (HCl)||Potassium chloride KCl|
|(ii)||Tetraoxosulphate (VI) acid (H2SO4)||Sodium tetraoxosulphate (VI) Na2SO4|
|(iii)||Trioxonitrate (V) acid (HNO3)||Ammonium trioxonitrate (V) NH4NO3|
|(iv)||Hydrobromic acid (HBr)||Magnesium bromide MgBr2|
|(v)||Sodium hydroxide NaOH||Sodium Chloride NaCl|
|(vi)||Potassium hydroxide KOH||Potassium trioxonitrate (V) KNO3|