In the study students' misconceptions about "salts" topic were tried to determine by benefiting from experiences of the researcher and teachers who are working in this field. A test was prepared which are consisted of open-ended and multiple choice questions to determine possible misconceptions about "salts" by benefiting from various chemistry books. It was determined that students have misconceptions about "salts" in basic level. Also suggestions were made to eliminate these misconceptions by determining the reasons of these. (C) 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.