Alkali salts

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Alkali salts or base (basic) salts are salts which contain one or more hydroxide ions. Rather than being neutral, as normal salts are usually, they are weak bases. The acidic equivalent of a base salt is an acid salt. Where base salts are weak bases, acid salts are weak acids. Salts are formed in water when acids and bases react. They are usually neutral.

Common Basic Salts

Most basic salts are also alkali salts, for example:

See also

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