Sodium Chloride

Formula- NaCl

Molecular Weight- 58.4428amu

Melting Point- 800.8oC

Boiling Point- 1465oC
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State At Room Temp.- Solid

A Molecular Compound

Molecular Geometry- Octahedral

The color is clear to white

Sodium Chloride is used in foods. It de-ices roads and has more than 14,000 known uses. It is also used by painters to create snowflake effects in water color.

Its hardness on the Moh's Scale is 2.5. Americans each consume 16 tons of salt during their lifetime

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