What is the compound #NaCl# is made up of?

1 Answer
Jun 18, 2018


One molecule of sodium chloride is composed of one sodium (#Na#) atom and one chlorine (#Cl#) atom as indicated by the chemical formula.


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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