What Is the Molar Mass of NaCl?

By Staff WriterLast Updated Apr 10, 2020 1:34:29 PM ET
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The molar mass of NaCl, the chemical formula for sodium chloride, is 58.44 grams per mole. The molar mass is calculated by summing the total atomic weight of each atom in the compound.

For sodium chloride, the molar mass can be determined by adding the atomic mass of sodium (Na), 22.98 grams per mole, with the atomic mass of chlorine (Cl), 35.45 grams per mole. Sodium constitutes 39.33 percent of the weight of sodium chloride, while chlorine makes up 60.66 percent. Sodium chloride is the chemical name for table salt. It has a density of 2.16 grams per cubic centimeter.