# What is the saltiest tasting salt?

Aug 1, 2017

$N a C l$

#### Explanation:

When we think of salt, we usually think of table salt, NaCl. This is also the taste we think of when we think of salt. Other salts taste different, but it is not safe to taste most of them. For example:

$B a C l$ is highly toxic

$C a S$ is a byproduct of burning coal

$M g {\left(O H\right)}_{2}$ is a component of antacids

$M g C {l}_{2}$ is toxic in large amounts

$C a C {O}_{3}$ is limestone

$N i C {l}_{2}$ irritates skin and can cause cancer

$N a N {O}_{3}$ is linked to Alzheimer's

$P b {\left(C {H}_{3} C O O\right)}_{2}$ can cause lead poisoning

$B a C {O}_{3}$ can be used to make glass