AAT Bioquest

Is salt a molecule?

Posted December 13, 2022


No, salt is not a molecule. Salt is an ionic compound. Salt or sodium chloride has the chemical formula NaCl. It is made up of sodium (Na) and chloride (Cl) ions in a ratio of 1:1. The sodium and chloride ions are held together by ionic bonds, making salt an ionic compound and not a molecule.

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