Identify the acid and the base from which sodium chloride is obtained. Which type of salt is it? When is it called rock salt? How is rock salt formed?

The reaction for the formation of NaCl is given below:
$HCl + NaOH  NaCl + H_2O$
Acid: Hydrochloric acid
Base: Sodium hydroxide
Sodium chloride is a neutral salt.
It is known as rock salt in crystalline form.
It is the result of the evaporation of ancient oceans millions of years ago. Sometimes pressure from deep inside the Earth forces up large masses of rocks to form salt-like domes.


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Updated on: 10-Oct-2022


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