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simple salt

simple salt in Science
simple salt  
A salt in which no hydrogen or hydroxyl (OH) ion is replaced by a metallic ion. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is a simple salt. Compare complex salt, double salt.

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  • The palate accustomed to Cayenne pepper can hardly be gratified by simple salt.

    The Prime Minister Anthony Trollope

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