sodium chloride


sodium chloride

noun

: the chemical compound that forms salt

Full Definition of SODIUM CHLORIDE

:  an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms :  salt 1a

First Known Use of SODIUM CHLORIDE

1868

sodium chloride

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SODIUM CHLORIDE

: an ionic crystalline chemical compound consisting of equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt 1a

sodium chloride

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Inorganic compound of sodium and chlorine, a salt in which ionic bonds hold the two components in the familiar white crystals. Salt is essential to health as a source of sodium; blood and all other physiological fluids are dilute salt solutions. One of the most widely employed materials of the chemical industry, it is used in manufacturing chlorine, caustic soda, sodium carbonate, bicarbonate of soda, soap, and chlorine bleach, as well as in ceramic glazes, metallurgy, food preservation, curing of hides, road de-icing, water softening, photography, and many consumer products, including mineral waters, mouthwashes, and table salt itself. It is mined, extracted from seawater, and obtained from dry salt lakes called pans. See also halite.

Variants of SODIUM CHLORIDE

sodium chloride or table salt

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