What is salt?
A salt is an ionic compound results when the hydrogen ion in an acid is replaced by a metallic or ammonium ion (NH+) from a base.
How salt is formed?
A salt is formed when strong ionic bonds held a cation from base and anion from acid together as below:
electrostatic attraction ionic bond
Sodium ion,Na+ from Chloride ion,Cl- from Sodium chloride, NaCl
sodium hydroxide, NaOH hydrocloric acid,HCl (A salt=ionic compound)
(cation from base) (anion from acid)
Examples of salts
Types of salts