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General Information

Table Salt

Table salt from the store contains 99% sodium chloride.[1]

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Chemical & Physical Information

Trivial nameTable salt
Chemical nameSodium chloride
Other namesKeukenzout (NL,BE)
Type of chemicalIonic compound (salt)
Chemical formulaNaCl
CAS number7647-14-5
Density2.165 g·cm-3
Molar mass58.443 g·mol-1
Melting point801 °C
Boiling point1465 °C
SolubleIn water
Solubility (water, 20 °C)358 g·L-1 Table salt solubility graph.
Crystal systemCubic face-centered (FCC)
AppearanceWhite crystalline solid
ColourWhite
Safety summarySafe
Safety dataMSDS
StorageDry
ExtraImportant food additive
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Photos

Borax

(3 cm)

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Sources

[1] Wikipedia

[2] Specimen from my personal collection, photo taken by me.

[3] Mullin J.W. - Crystallization, 2001