What chemical neutralizes salt?


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Salt is not neutralized by a chemical, but is rather a significant part of neutralizing other chemicals through the neutralization process where acid compounds react with bases and dissolve to form salts and water. Acids are compounds that dissolve in water to produce a solution that contains hydronium ions, H3O+, and bases.

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What chemical neutralizes salt?
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Neutralization is a chemical process. It works by taking acids and dissolving them in water. In neutralization, water molecules are also produced and are represented by the H+ symbol. This H+ symbol also makes it easier for people to discern exactly how many other water molecules were produced due to the reaction. The other ions that were present in the solution before the neutralization process remain. These other ions remain as though nothing has happened and they continue to act independently, move independently, and stay separated and solvated. They are completely unaffected by the chemical neutralization process that surrounds them.

Salt is known as solid sodium chloride or table salt. Salt is also known as any ionic compound that could be created by a neutralization reaction. Salts contain metal cations and anions. These anions may be monatomic or polyatomic anions. Some salts form crystalline solids. These crystalline solids contain water molecules as a part of the structure and are therefore called hydrates. When a person is looking to write out the formula for this type substance, the water molecules will be written using a dot and a coefficient.

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