Salt (Sodium Chloride) and Its Uses

Salt, also known as Sodium Chloride, is a chemical product used in many industries such as medicine, agriculture and food. For centuries, people have used salt as a cleaning agent for household surfaces. It can also cleanse and disinfect a wound. Salt is used in many brands of shampoo, toothpaste, and mouthwash. On the skin, salt can be extremely helpful as a massage element to improve skin complexion. Salt is added to most foods as a preservative, flavor enhancer, fermentation-control additive, texture-control agent, and/or color developer. As a preservative, salt inhibits the growth of bacteria because many micro organisms cannot live in an overly salty environment. Salt is added to promote color development in bacon, ham and many other processed meat products.

Salt is even used to de-ice driveways and patches of ice on roads. When temperatures are above 0 degrees Fahrenheit, roads are commonly de-iced with salt, spread over the roads by snowplows or dump trucks. On particularly slippery roads, salt is often mixed with sand and gravel. Sodium chloride (rock salt) is normally used because it is inexpensive and easy to get in large quantities.

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