A salt is a compound formed from an acid by the replacement of the hydrogen in the acid by a metal.
The salt of sulphuric acid are called sulphates.
The salt of nitric acid are called nitrates.
The salt of carbonic acid are called carbonates.
The salt of acetic acid are called acetates.
Salts are mostly solids,have high melting and boiling point,solution of salt in water conduct electricity.
The salts having the same positive ions are said to belong to a family of salts.
For Ex:Sodium chloride,Sodium sulphate,Potassium salts,aluminium salts etc.
Common Salt(sodium chloride)
The chemical name of common salt is sodium chloride.