Sodium chloride

Molecular formula:
NaCl
Chemical compound:
sodium chloride
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NaCl, or sodium chloride, is a well-known substance. Indeed, it is ordinary table salt (yet purified especially for the food industry). It is also widely used as road salt - for the de-icing and pre-treatment of roads during winter. The mechanism is rather complicated, but essentially, salt prevents snow/ice from bonding with the road's surface. However, it stops working when the temperature falls below −10oC (14o F).

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This reagent is considered nonhazardous according to GHS classifications. Treat all reagents with caution.