basic salt


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ba·sic salt

a salt in which there are one or more hydroxyl ions not replaced by the electronegative element of an acid; for example, Fe(OH)2Cl.

basic salt

a salt that contains an unreplaced hydroxide ion from the base generating it, such as Ca(OH)Cl.

basic salt

A salt formed from a base or hydroxide by replacing the H+ ion with a negative ion, acid or free radical.

basic salt

1. A salt retaining the ability to react with an acid radical.
2. A salt of a strong base and a weak acid, which has a pH > 7.0, e.g., sodium acetate.
See also: salt
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