Table salt

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Table salt


Sodium chloride crystals prepared for use as a food seasoning and preservative. Table salt contains sodium chloride with small amounts of a free-flowing agent (1% calcium silicate or magnesium carbonate), an anti-caking agent (sodium ferrocyanide), an iodizing salt (about 0.1% potassium iodide or sodium iodide) and an iodide stabilizer (0.1% sodium carbonate and 0.1% sodium thiosulfate).



Synonyms and Related Terms

Speisesalz (Deut.); Tafelsalz (Deut.); sal (Esp.); sel alimentaire (Fr.); sel de table (Fr.); keukenzout (Ned.); sól kuchenna (Pol.); sal de cozinha (Port.)

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Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • John and Margaret Cannon, Dye Plants and Dyeing, Herbert Press, London, 1994
  • Website address 1 Comment: - photographic chemicals

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