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Acid-Base Reactions Continued

Acid-base reactions

When an acid and a base react, they form a salt. If the base contains hydroxide \((\text{OH}^{-})\) ions, then water will also be formed. The word salt is a general term which applies to the products of all acid-base reactions. A salt is a product that is made up of the \(\color{blue}{\textbf{cation}}\) from a \(\color{blue}{\textbf{base}}\) and the \(\color{red}{\textbf{anion}}\) from an \(\color{red}{\textbf{acid}}\).

Definition: Salt

A salt is a neutral ionic compound composed of cations and anions. It is the result of an acid-base neutralisation reaction.

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