Sodium Chloride

Road salt

Uses of NaCl

  • Used to create sodium carbonate
  • Used as an important component of drilling fluids in well drilling
  • Used to bleach wood pulp

Physical or chemical properties of road salt

  • Made of CaCl2
  • Rough texture
  • Most commonly white

Other facts of Sodium Chloride

  • It breaks the bonds of the ice using heat
  • Can contain magnesium chloride (MgCl)
  • Chemical stays in water as run off