What is SODIUM CHLORIDE?

NaCl: a white crystalline salt, soluble in water, obtained from underground deposits of the mineral halite, and from seawater. Used for seasoning and preserving food, and as a de-icing and water-softening agent, and an intermediate in the manufacture of chlorine, sodium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid, etc. Also common salt.


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