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
|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)