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# How many atoms are there in common salt?

Updated: 8/10/2023 Wiki User

13y ago

Each molecule of table salt, sodium chloride (NaCl), contains two ions--one each of sodium (Na+) and clorine (Cl-). There are about 10000000000000000 (10 quadrillion) atoms in each grain of salt. Wiki User

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11y ago

NaCl is the molecular formula for table salt. By using this formula we are able to determine that there is 1 mole of sodium atoms (Na) for every mole of table salt. By using avogadros number, 6.02 x 10^23, we can calculate the number if atoms in NaCl.

1 mol NaCl x ( 1 mol Na/ 1 mol NaCl) x ( 6.02 x 10^ 23 atoms / 1 mol Na) = 6.02 x 10^23 atoms   Wiki User

11y ago

There are two main ones -sodium and chlorine making up sodium chloride which is table salt. However, there are traces of other materials (present and deliberately added)- flow agents for example.   Wiki User

11y ago

There is one atom of sodium and 1 atom of chlorine making up sodium chloride. In actuality, sodium chloride is a crystal lattice and so there are many more than this.   Wiki User

13y ago

There are 2: One Sodium (Na) atom and one Chlorine (Cl) atom. This is common salt. There are many other types of salts with many different atomic structures.   Wiki User

13y ago

Table salt is sodium chloride, NaCl.

So 1 atom sodium and 1 atom chlorine elements are changed into ions: Na+ and Cl-

to form the salt (ionic compound) Na+Cl-   Wiki User

11y ago

Table salt is sodium chloride with a chemical formula of NaCl. There are therefore equal amounts of sodium and chlorine atoms.   Wiki User

7y ago

Thee are two elements. They are in ionic form   Wiki User

14y ago

Two- One Sodium and one Chlorine (NaCl).   Earn +20 pts
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### How many hydrogen atoms are in salt?

Common table salt is Sodium Chloride ( NaCl ) and has no hydrogen atoms.

### How many atoms are in salt?

Common salt is sodium chloride (NaCl) which is composed of two atoms, one of sodium and one of chlorine.

### What is NaCl and how many atoms does it have?

NaCl is the formula unit of sodium chloride (halite, rock salt, table salt, plain salt, common salt, edible salt etc.). NaCl has 2 atoms in the formula unit.

### How many atoms and elements are in salt?

There should be at least two atoms of two elements in a salt.

2 atoms. NaCl

### What is the main compound present in common salt?

Common salt is composed of atoms of sodium &amp; chlorine. One atom of sodium is bonded to one atom of chlorine.

### How many atoms of hydrogen are in are in sugar?

I know that table salt has no hydrogen atoms; NaCl2

### How many atoms of hydrogen and oxygen dose salt have?

None. Pure table salt is NaCl. It contains only sodium (Na) and clorine (Cl) atoms.

### What is the atomic mass of salt?

Salt can't have an atomic weight because it is not an atom : it is a molecule composed of two atoms. The molecular weight of common salt is approx. 58.4 amu

### How many atoms will the scientist need to make a billion molecules of salt?

A single molecule of table salt contains two atoms: sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl). So a billion molecules of salt would require two billion atoms.

### How many elements are there in salt and sugar?

3 elements Added: Glucose? Will use that example. C6H12O6 6 atoms of carbon. 12 atoms of hydrogen. 6 atoms of oxygen. The full tally of the three elements is glucose a common sugar and carbohydrate.

### Does chlorine contain salt?

No, chlorine is an element, consisting only of chlorine atoms. Common table salt contains chlorine in the form of the chloride ion (Cl-)