# What is sodium chloride is an example of because it contains two or more elements?

$\text{A chemical compound........?}$
Of course sodium chloride is not only a chemical compound, a species formed from 2 or more chemical elements, bound together by strong chemical bonds, it is a $\text{binary ionic salt}$ formed of an infinite array of $N {a}^{+}$ and $C {l}^{-}$ ions bound together by strong electrostatic forces.............