Properties Of Salts

The general properties of salts can be summarized thus:

A. Solubility in water i.e.

Salt Solubility In water
Sulphates apart from Ba, Hg Pb, others are soluble with CaSO4 being
slightly soluble
Nitrates They are all Soluble
Carbonates They are all insoluble apart from Na1 NH4 + and K
Chlorides They are soluble apart from Ag, Pb and acid

It should b noted that hydrogen sulphates and hydrogen carbonates are generally soluble

B. Salts displaces volatile acids when treated with a less volatile acid.

Eg. 2NaCL(ag) H2SO4(ag) Na2SO4(ag) + 2HCL(ag)

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