Salts are a type of ionic compound that derives its chemical name from the anions and cations it contains. For example, the chemical name for table salt is sodium chloride, which is represented by the chemical formula Na... More » Science Chemistry

The chemical formula for salt is NaCl. Salt consists of one atom of sodium combined with one atom of chlorine. The scientific name for salt is sodium chloride. More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry

Table salt is a compound because it contains at least two different elements bound together in a fixed proportion. The chemical name for table salt is sodium chloride. More » Science Chemistry Organic Chemistry
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