How are salts formed from acids and bases?

1 Answer

Answer:

It lies in the definition of acid and bases.

Explanation:

An acid is a compound that breaks apart into #H^+# and some other anion when it dissolves in water.

For instance:

#HCl(aq.) → H+(aq.) + Cl-(aq.)#

#HBr(aq.) → H+(aq.) + Br-(aq.)#

A base is a compound that breaks apart into OH- and some other cation when it dissolves in water.

For instance:

#Al(OH)3(aq.) → Al+3(aq.) + 3OH-(aq.)#