Garrett, Alfred B. Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
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A compound formed when one or more of the hydrogen atoms of an acid are replaced by one or more cations of the base. A common example is sodium chloride (see illustration) in which the hydrogen ions of hydrochloric acid are replaced by the sodium ions (cations) of sodium hydroxide. See also: Halite
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