Sodium Chloride

Properties of Sodium Chloride

Sodium chloride, NaCl, which is also known as Common Salt, occurs in nature in cubic crystals of rock salt, colorless when pure but often tinged yellow, brown, or sometimes blue, by impurities.

Sodium chloride is soluble in water and very slightly soluble in ethanol.

Sodium chloride has a relative density of 2.17, its melting point is 801 degC and its boiling point is 1413 degC.

Sodium chloride is used industrially as a starting point for a range of sodium based products, and is known universally as a preservative and seasoner of foods.

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