Salts Containing Organic Cations And Either Organic Or Inorganic Anions
Organic salts are salts that contain carbon-hydrogen (C-H) bonds and are the basis of organic chemistry.
In general, salts are formed by the reaction between an acid and a base, resulting in the formation of a salt and water. However, in the case of organic salts, both the cation and the anion would be organic compounds.
Organic salts can have various applications, such as in pharmaceuticals, dyes, and organic synthesis. For example, benzalkonium chloride is a quaternary ammonium salt. This salt form allows benzalkonium chloride to dissolve in water and other polar solvents, making it suitable for use in various aqueous formulations such as solutions, suspensions, and emulsions.
It's important to note that while organic salts exist, the majority of salts encountered in chemistry are inorganic salts, consisting of inorganic cations and/or anions.