|Compare complex salt a solid solution of two simple salts formed by crystallizing a solution of the two salts|
double salt |
A salt that crystallizes from an aqueous solution of a mixture of two different ions. The mineral dolomite (CaMg(CO3)2), for example, is a double salt that crystallizes from a solution containing both calcium and magnesium ions. Double salts exist only as solids. Compare complex salt, simple salt.