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 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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Moreover, at the injection of a sample contaminated with fatty acid alkali salts into a GC instrument the injection liner will be contaminated very quickly and the data of the analysed components will be affected dramatically.
(Once started, the reaction can sustain itself, like a fire.) The reaction's products are gaseous [CO.sub.2] containing trace amounts of [O.sub.2] and [N.sub.2]; clean, liquid water with some dissolved alkali salts; and a solid powder made up primarily of oxides and insoluble salts of metals carried in the sludge.