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    I know sodium ethanoate is a salt,
    but could I say ethanoate itself is a salt?
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    Ethanoate: a salt or ester of acetic acid
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    (Original post by Ublackerblau)
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    Ethanoate: a salt or ester of acetic acid
    Great, thanks!
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    Ethanoate is an ion, not a salt. By itself, it has a -1 charge
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    Ethanoate is an ion, not a salt. By itself, it has a -1 charge
    Oh, I see! Thanks!
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    (Original post by Adorable98)
    I know sodium ethanoate is a salt,
    but could I say ethanoate itself is a salt?
    I'm going to say no because it's an ion not a salt and when the metal reacts with ethanoic acid, the metal ethanoate is produced.

    Think of it like sodium chloride, sodium reacts with chlorine and you can't just say chloride is salt, right? There can also be lithium chloride, etc.
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    (Original post by akawais)
    I'm going to say no because it's an ion not a salt and when the metal reacts with ethanoic acid, the metal ethanoate is produced.

    Think of it like sodium chloride, sodium reacts with chlorine and you can't just say chloride is salt, right? There can also be lithium chloride, etc.
    Icic! That makes a lot more sense, thank you!!
 
 
 
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