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sodium chloride Syllabification: so·di·um chlo·ride
Pronunciation: /ˈˌsōdēəm ˈklôˌrīd/

Definition of sodium chloride in English:


A colorless crystalline compound occurring naturally in seawater and halite; common salt.
  • Chemical formula: NaCl
Example sentences
  • Many binary ionic compounds such as sodium chloride and magnesium oxide melt without decomposing into pure liquids.
  • One solute commonly found in water is sodium chloride, or common table salt.
  • The Stassfurt mine in Germany yields potassium chloride and potassium sulfate as well as sodium chloride.
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