sodium chloride, common salt(noun)
a white crystalline solid consisting mainly of sodium chloride (NaCl)
Chemical term for common table salt, a compound composed of equal number of sodium and chlorine atoms. Chemical formula NaCl.
Sodium chloride, also known as salt, common salt, table salt or halite, is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl, representing equal proportions of sodium and chloride. Sodium chloride is the salt most responsible for the salinity of the ocean and of the extracellular fluid of many multicellular organisms. As the major ingredient in edible salt, it is commonly used as a condiment and food preservative.
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A ubiquitous sodium salt that is commonly used to season food. It plays an important biological role in maintaining the osmotic tension of blood and tissues. The OSMOLAR CONCENTRATION this and other SALTS accounts for SALINITY which influences the types of organisms that live in an ENVIRONMENT.
The numerical value of sodium chloride in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sodium chloride in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- chlorid sodnýCzech
- natria kloridoEsperanto
- cloruro de sodioSpanish
- chlorure de sodiumFrench
- क्षारातु नीरजिकHindi
- nátrium kloridHungarian
- cloruro di sodioItalian
- cloreto de sódioPortuguese
- хлорид натрияRussian
- sodyum klorürTurkish
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