# What is the compound NaCl is made up of?

Jun 18, 2018

One molecule of sodium chloride is composed of one sodium ($N a$) atom and one chlorine ($C l$) atom as indicated by the chemical formula.

#### Explanation:

As sodium is a metal and chlorine is a non-metal, these two atoms are joined together by an ionic bond to form a sodium chloride molecule.

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