# In a solution of brine (salt water), what is the salt?

Aug 18, 2016

The salt is sodium chloride.

#### Explanation:

If you say $\text{the briny.....}$ to a Pom, he (or she) will immediately think of the $\text{the briny ocean}$ or $\text{the briny sea}$.

When we talk of $\text{saturated brine}$ in the lab, we mean saturated sodium chloride in water. What does $\text{saturated}$ mean?