Sodium chloride is neither an acid nor a base; this compound is a salt. The formation of sodium chloride, or NaCl, entails the reaction between a strong acid and a strong base, which are hydrochloric acid and sodium hydroxide.
The chemical reaction is given as HCl + NaOH produces H2O + NaCl. When acids react with bases, the resulting products are a salt and water.
Other names associated with sodium chloride are table salt and halite. This compound has a molecular weight of 58.44 grams per mole. Sodium chloride's density is 2.17 gram per cubic centimeter. It is miscible with water. The pH of sodium chloride ranges from 6.7 to 7.3. Salt has a variety of uses, including as a condiment, food preservation and intravenous solutions.