The ionic compound

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What is salt

Sodium chloride (NaCl), a white crystalline substance that gives seawater its characteristic taste and is used for seasoning or preservi...
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How is salt made?

Salt production is one of the oldest chemical practices performed by man. Salt is produced naturally when sea water evaporates, but the process can easily be reproduced to create a higher yield. Although some salt is still produced using ancient methods, new, faster, and less expensive methods have been developed. Depending on the source of the salt and the method used to create it, the end product will have a differing flavors and textures.

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Why is iodine added to salt

Iodine first began being added to salt commercially in the United States in 1924 by the Morton Salt Company at the request of the government. This was done as a response to the fact that there were certain regions in the U.S., such as around the Great Lakes and in the Pacific Northwest, where people weren’t getting enough iodine in their diets due to it not being prevalent in the soil in those regions. Among other problems, this caused many people to develop goiters (swelling of the thyroid gland, also sometimes spelled “goitre”).

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Interesting facts

Salt can burn your mouth if ingested at large amounts

Salt is good on French frys