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salt in Chemistry topic

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsaltsalt1 /sɔːlt $ sɒːlt/ ●●● S2 W3 noun 🔊 🔊 1 salt.jpg [uncountable]DFC a natural white mineral that is added to food to make it taste better or to preserve it 🔊 This might need some salt and pepper. 🔊 a pinch of salt (=a very small amount) 🔊 Could you pass the salt?2 the salt of the earth3 take something with a pinch/grain of salt4 [countable] technicalHC a type of chemical substance that is formed when an acid is combined with a base Epsom salts, smelling salts, old salt, → rub salt into the wound at rub1(6), → worth his/her salt at worth1(10)
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saltInorganic salts such as sodium chloride, potassium chloride and potassium iodide form eutectic mixtures with water.Sprinkle the minimum amount of salt needed to lower the freezing point of water from slippery ice to safer mushy slush.a pinch of saltTry using fine sea salt as a scrub - this will help dry out blemishes naturally because it's slightly antiseptic.They remove the hardness, and the former gives sodium salts instead of the calcium and magnesium salts.Ashes and kitty litter also contain some salts, but their main use is as grit.If you sprinkle salt over every meal, stop it!He found that by giving the salt in low potency there was often an improvement in the patient's well-being.Season the sauce with salt and pepper.pinch of saltWater during a fast nauseated him and he accordingly would add a pinch of salt or bicarbonate of soda.Add remaining coconut milk and a pinch of salt and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.Luckily a pinch of salt got rid of them, leaving behind a blood-stained sock.I take all that fame with a pinch of salt.Course Moira always has had a vivid imagination, you have to take what she says with a pinch of salt.While the first statement is no doubt true, the second must be taken with a pinch of salt.A pinch of salt in each bowl stops the mosquitoes breeding in the water.