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Salt (Sodium Chloride)

Is elemental sodium sodium chloride?


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Answered 2015-04-18 21:31:00

No, they are not the same thing. Elemental sodium (Na) is a soft silvery metal that violently burns up when water touches it. Sodium Chloride (NaCl) is the scientific name for table salt - the same stuff you put on food.

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