Sodium chloride in the diet, see Salt. For sodium chloride as a mineral, see Halite.
Sodium chloride, also known as salt, common salt, table salt, or halite, is an ionic compound with the formula NaCl. Sodium chloride is the salt most responsible for the salinity of the ocean and of the extracellular fluid of many multicellular organisms. As the major ingredient in edible salt, it is commonly used as a condiment and food preservative.
[Technical /Commercial Grade]
Sodium Chloride (NaCI) % by weight (min.)
Matter insoluble in water
Matter soluble in water
(Other than NaCI) (max)
Calcium Salt as Ca (max
Magnesium Salts as Mg(max.)
Sulphates as SO4 (max)
Iron compound as Fe (ppm) (max)
White Free From Foreign Matters
Less Than 5%