# Is salt a mixture ?

Apr 3, 2018

No, it's a compound

#### Explanation:

Common Salt is a compound formed by the coulombic interaction between $N {a}^{+}$ (Sodium cations) and $C {l}^{-}$ (Chloride anions) and has formula $N a C l$.

If it were $N a$ & $C l$, it would be a mixture because mixtures are 2 or more elements that have been mixed together, while compounds are 2 or more elements that have been chemically bonded together.

Compounds are always written together ($N a C l$), and mixtures are always written separately ($N a$ & $C l$).