acid salt


noun Chemistry.

a salt of a polybasic acid that is only partially neutralized by a base; a salt that is also an acid.

Nearby words

  1. acid precipitation,
  2. acid radical,
  3. acid rain,
  4. acid reflux,
  5. acid rock,
  6. acid soil,
  7. acid stain,
  8. acid sulfate,
  9. acid test,
  10. acid test ratio

Origin of acid salt

First recorded in 1720–30

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British Dictionary definitions for acid salt

acid salt

noun

chem a salt formed by partial replacement of the acidic hydrogen atoms of the parent acid
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