How Is Salt Formed?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 16, 2020 12:05:24 PM ET
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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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