From: Ben Crick (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Oct 05 1998 - 23:10:41 EDT
On Mon 5 Oct 98 (09:00:29), email@example.com wrote:
> Actually, common sense does support this, if you hear the word "salt"
> as it was used in antiquity. Many a student in introductory chemistry has
> balked at finding substances such as potassium nitrate referred to as a
> "salt," but such usage goes back for centuries.
At school I was always taught "Acid + Base = Salt + Water". As you point
out, "Salt" can be the result of any Acid + Base combination.
Thanks for your contribution. It fits the pericope well.
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