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MurkyPerspective767 t1_je3vfmy wrote

Are all salts NaCl? I was under the assumption that salts were a family of compounds, of which NaCl is merely the most common?


Strawbuddy t1_je41kcb wrote

Nah metallic salts are the thing. Sodium chloride, potassium chloride, lithium bromide not all good on fries though


ScienceIsSexy420 t1_je4ng2c wrote

You are correct. A salt is an ionic compound (and technically not a molecule at all), and there are many salts other that sodium chloride: potassium chloride, potassium hydroxide, sodium hydroxide, calcium carbonate, etc.


adamginsburg t1_je4q4fn wrote

Yeah, as others have said, there are other salts. We detected a couple of the most common and familiar ones: NaCl and KCl.