Definition of sodium chloride in English:

sodium chloride


  • [mass noun] A colourless crystalline compound occurring naturally in seawater and halite; common salt.

    • ‘In the Solvay process, carbon dioxide and ammonia are passed into a concentrated solution of sodium chloride.’
    • ‘Most of them precipitate before sodium chloride and therefore are left behind as the seawater is moved from one evaporating pond to another.’
    • ‘Soils of extreme habitats are often alkaline, or loaded with large amounts of sodium chloride, or deficient in the major nutrients.’
    • ‘Too much salt, or sodium chloride, can disrupt your body's proper balance of potassium and other electrolytes.’
    • ‘An autopsy revealed her bloodstream contained large quantities of sodium chloride - the prime element in household table salt.’
    • ‘The glistening walls were covered with amazing shapes - crystalline formations like flowers, but made from calcite and sodium chloride.’
    • ‘The Stassfurt mine in Germany yields potassium chloride and potassium sulfate as well as sodium chloride.’
    • ‘When we sweat, our bodies excrete salts, such as sodium chloride and potassium chloride.’
    • ‘Another type of bonding is found in ionic solids, exemplified by sodium chloride, or table salt, crystals.’
    • ‘Normal de-icing chemicals are based on sodium chloride, calcium chloride, or urea, which do not have any adverse chemical effect on concrete.’
    • ‘Salts such as sodium chloride and potassium chloride excreted in sweat are sometimes present in detectable quantities in fingerprints.’
    • ‘Huge deposits of solid salt, mostly sodium chloride, and salts dissolved in the oceans are vast reservoirs of chloride compounds.’
    • ‘One solute commonly found in water is sodium chloride, or common table salt.’
    • ‘Brackish and ocean waters may contain large quantities of sodium chloride as well as many other soluble compounds leached from the crust of the earth.’
    • ‘Since sodium chloride is the main salt in the plasma, it is a major constituent of sweat.’
    • ‘Many binary ionic compounds such as sodium chloride and magnesium oxide melt without decomposing into pure liquids.’
    • ‘Salt - sometimes called sodium chloride, can cause your blood pressure to rise and increase your risk of heart disease and stroke.’
    • ‘It was as elegant as it was simple, for the same abundant chemical, sodium chloride, was first used to make the paper sensitive, then used in a different proportion to preserve it.’
    • ‘The great English chemist and physicist Sir Humphry Davy first prepared a sample of pure sodium metal by electrolyzing molten sodium chloride.’
    • ‘Sodium is part of sodium chloride - also known as salt - which is needed to make the body work.’
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