sodium chloride

noun

: 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 Ingredients for Life Just like Earth’s oceans, Enceladus’s ocean contains salt, most of which is sodium chloride, commonly known as table salt. Fabian Klenner, JSTOR Daily, 13 June 2024 Each molecule of these salts produces three ions—one of either magnesium or calcium plus two of chloride—to interfere with ice formation, while sodium chloride breaks down into only two. Meghan Bartels, Scientific American, 16 Jan. 2024 Gupta, who was not involved in the study, said the salt substitute helped by lowering the amount of table salt, sodium chloride, consumed daily and adding in potassium. Linda Carroll, NBC News, 12 Feb. 2024 Electrolytes are a group of micronutrients that includes sodium chloride, potassium, magnesium, and calcium. Alisha McDarris, Popular Science, 2 Aug. 2023 See all Example Sentences for sodium chloride 

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Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sodium chloride was in 1868

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“Sodium chloride.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sodium%20chloride. Accessed 23 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

sodium chloride

noun
: a chemical compound that consists of crystals having equal numbers of sodium and chlorine atoms : salt sense 1a

Medical Definition

sodium chloride

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