Salt

Description
Fine, white, transparent grains, obtained from sea water (about 3 % concentration) through the process of evaporation or from deposits found in many countries. Highly soluble in water. Moisture content: varies up to 5.5%. Used in chemical manufacture (e.g., sodium hydroxide, soda ash, chlorine, metallic sodium), ceramic glazes, metallurgy, food preservative and seasoning, mineral waters, medicine, photography etc. Bulk density: 893-1,235 kg/m3.
Trade Names (Synonyms)
Common salt, sodium chloride, table salt, sea salt, halite, saline, white crystal, dendritis, top flake, extra fine 200 salt, extra fine 325 salt, h.g blending, natrium chorid (german), purex, sterling.

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