Definition of sodium chloride in English:

sodium chloride

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[mass noun]
  • A colourless crystalline compound occurring naturally in seawater and halite; common salt.
    • Chemical formula: NaCl
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    • 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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