Sodium Chloride

By: Griffin Ray

Compound Formula and Alternate Names

Compound: Na+Cl-->NaCl

CAS #: 7647-14-5

Names: Salt, Halite, Rock salt, Saline, sodium chloric, table salt


Compound(written out):  Sodium+Chlorine-->Sodium Chloride

Balanced Equation: 2Na+Cl2-->2NaCl2

Chemical Bond Category

Category: Ionic Bond

Replacements: Sodium Propanoate and Hydrogen Oxysalt

Used For Sodium Chloride

Uses: Water Conditioning, Food Grade Salt, Agriculture, Highway Deicing, Industrial Chemicals, and Making Paper

Hazards to Human

"Potential Acute Health Effects: Slightly hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation."-


"Eye Contact: Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15minutes. Cold water may be used. Get medical attention."-

"Skin Contact: Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops. Cold water may be used."-

"Serious Skin Contact: Not available."-

"Inhalation: If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention if symptoms appear."-

"Serious Inhalation: Not available."-

"Ingestion: Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconsciousperson. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. Get medical attention if symptoms appear."-

"Serious Ingestion: Not available."-

Environmental Hazards


"Products of Biodegradation: Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may arise."-

"Waste Disposal: Waste must be disposed of in accordance with federal, state and local environmental control regulations."-

Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical Properties:

Color: white

Appearance: crystalline solid

Melting Point: 801°C

Boiling Point: 1413°C; 1465°C

Density: 2170 kg m-3

Chemical Properties: White, Crystalline, Powder


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