What is Salt in Chemistry? - Definition & Formula


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A salt usually consists of ions from ______.

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1. When an ion is formed, electrons are ______.

2. Which is a physical or chemical property commonly found in salts?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Salt is a chemical compound with unique properties. What a salt consists of and what happens to electrons when an ion is formed are some topics the quiz will test.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Make use of the quiz to assess what you know about:

  • The consistency of a salt
  • Electron movement when ions are formed
  • What the properties of any salt are
  • The chemical formula for magnesium fluoride

Skills Practiced

Skills you can practice with these tools include:

  • Making connections - understand what happens to electrons when ions form
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve the chemical formula of a salt
  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information on a salt's composition and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

The lesson titled What is Salt in Chemistry?- Definition & Formula can be a great tool that you can use to learn more on this chemical compound. It will cover these additional concepts:

  • Describe the ions that make up a salt
  • Identify why certain atoms become ions
  • Know how to work out the chemical formula for salts