Sodium chloride (NaCl)
Common salt (or table salt) is one of the most important sodium compounds, indispensable for living organisms.
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Common salt is dissolved by water: polar water molecules form a coat around the ions.
A yellow-green toxic gas with a strong odour, one of the halogens.
The face-centred cubic metal lattice allows the closest fit of metal atoms.
The desalination process produces drinking water from seawater.
Used in the production of beryllium and as a catalyst.
A white, crystalline compound which breaks down when exposed to light.
A white, crystalline compound that breaks down when affected by light.
A light yellow compound formed in the reaction of silver nitrate and potassium iodide.