# What are the chemical and physical properties of common salt?

Dec 27, 2016

Of common salt, the stuff you put on your fish and chips?

#### Explanation:

$\text{Sodium chloride}$ is a non-molecular, ionic solid composed of an infinite array of $N {a}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ ions. As an ionic solid it has a high melting point of $801$ ""^@C, and a boiling point so high as to be almost unmeasurable. It has some solubility in strongly polar solvents such as $O {H}_{2}$ that are capable of solvating the component $N {a}^{+}$, and $C {l}^{-}$ ions, and next to no solubility in less polar solvents.

Jun 14, 2017

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#### Explanation:

• Some salts are salty whereas others are bitter and tasteless
• Most of the salts are neutral to indicators.
• Some salts like salts of potassium, sodium, calcium etc. are colorless whereas the salts of copper, nickel, cobalt etc. possess color.
• Most of the salts are soluble in water. Some salts of lead and barium are insoluble in water.
• The solution of salt can conduct electricity.
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