Garrett, Alfred B. Department of Chemistry, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio.
- Theories of acids and definition of salts
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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. The common example is sodium chloride in which the hydrogen ions of hydrochloric acid are replaced by the sodium ions (cations) of sodium hydroxide. There is a great variety of salts because of the large number of acids and bases which has become known.
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