sodium chloride


Definition of sodium chloride

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

Examples of sodium chloride in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But be wary of turning to commercial salt substitutes that swap sodium chloride with potassium chloride. Susan Puckett, CNN, 3 Dec. 2021 Saltwise was formed about 10 years ago in Madison to combat increasing concentrations of sodium chloride in streams and lakes in the area, in addition to groundwater, which is commonly used in Wisconsin as drinking water. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 13 Nov. 2021 The money would go toward purchase of rock salt, or sodium chloride, and liquid calcium chloride, which is a pre-wetting agent for the rock salt. Steve Lord,, 8 Nov. 2021 The Pfizer vaccine’s ingredients also include lipids (including PEG), potassium chloride, monobasic potassium, phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate and sucrose. Julie Washington, cleveland, 13 Aug. 2021 Many of the products the letter suggests as potentially dangerous vaccine additives — including lipids (fat), sodium chloride (salt) and sucrose (sugar) — are consumed by people daily, Siegel said. Jessica Flores, San Francisco Chronicle, 10 Aug. 2021 Most of it is in the form of salt, also known as sodium chloride. Michael Merschel,, 11 June 2021 The reaction also creates sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt, which dissolves in water just fine. Meghan Herbst, Wired, 11 May 2021 The Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine ingredient list includes mRNA, lipids, potassium chloride, monobasic potassium phosphate, sodium chloride, dibasic sodium phosphate dihydrate, and sucrose. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 18 May 2021

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First Known Use of sodium chloride

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium chloride was in 1868

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10 Dec 2021

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“Sodium chloride.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of sodium chloride

: the chemical compound that forms salt

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Medical Definition of sodium chloride

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


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