Characteristics of sodium
Common salt or sodium chloride
Characteristics of salt
What is salt?
Salt is known scientifically as sodium chloride. Its scientific formula is NaCl. It is a compound consisting of several minerals. It is colorless or white when presented in pure form and color features when displayed together with other impurities. It consists of small cubes. It is one of the most abundant elements on Earth.
Salt is formed by chloride and sodium. These minerals, like potassium, electrolytes are considered, ie have electrical properties. Potassium and sodium have positive charges, chloride has negative charges.
From a viewpoint of the human body, sodium and chloride are involved in the balance of body fluids with potassium. Cells have potassium inside the same, while sodium is found abroad. The balance is achieved by moving either into or out of cells through cell membranes. This movement is what determines the transport of nutrients into the cell and the excretion of waste products and excess water from it.
Where can salt be found?
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