What are some examples of salt?

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Dec 31, 2016

Answer:

Any ionic solid will be a salt.

Explanation:

Another name for salt is ionic solid. These are compounds consisting of a positive ion (generally a metal) plus a negative ion, which can be a non-metal ion or a polyatomic ion, such as #NO_3^-# or #SO_4^(2-)#.

Salts exist in the form of crystalline solids showing a characteristic crystal pattern in the arrangement of the ions. Many are soluble in water, though many exceptions exist.

Examples of salts include

sodium chloride, #NaCl#
magnesium sulfate, #MgSO_4^(2-)#
ammonium nitrate, #NH_4NO_3#