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How is salt formed?

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Salt, such as sodium chloride, is formed when an acid and a base are neutralized in a chemical reaction. In nature, sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, is found when sea water evaporates. Additionally, this salt can be mined from the Earth.

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How is salt formed?
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In addition to salt, neutralization yields water. The opposite of this reaction is called hydrolysis. In hydrolysis, salt reacts with water to form an acid and a base. Different acids and bases react to form salts. These acids and bases are classified as strong or weak. A strong acid and a strong base produce salt and water. A reaction of a strong acid and a weak base produces salt but does not normally produce water.

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