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Compound resulting from a chemical reaction between an acid and a base, in which the acid's hydrogen atoms are replaced by metal atoms of the base. Most salts are crystalline ionic compounds, such as the common table salt (sodium chloride).

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Sodium chloride is the best known salt to the general public, but chemists will point out that almost any positively and negatively charged metals can form a salt.
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Food can be flavored with many different kinds of spices but two of the most popular flavors used the world over are salt and pepper.
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Before she was done cooking the soup she tasted it and thought it was bland so she added more salt for flavor
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