scotta740
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salt

Postby scotta740 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:12 am

I need to know the elemental make-up of salt for my science fair project please. :)
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scotta740
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Postby scotta740 » Wed Nov 28, 2007 10:16 am

or halite.... :oops:
Scott A.

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Postby Craig_Bridge » Wed Nov 28, 2007 12:46 pm

If you are asking about a food item in the US, try looking at the food label.

If you are asking about a commercially sold product, try looking at the product labeling or searching the manufacturer's web site.

If this doesn't help, try posting back with some additional details about the product.
-Craig

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Postby tdaly » Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:51 pm

Halite is the mineralogical name for the ionic solid formed by sodium and chlorine. That is, halite is composed of sodium and chlorine.

Here is a link that discusses halite in more detail: http://www.windows.ucar.edu/tour/link=/ ... alite.html.
All the best,
Terik


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