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While you lot are discussing chemistry I'm having a barbie with some lovely friends.Later we shall adjourn to the pool to discuss the ozone content

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Unfortunately you should have paid a little more attention in chem 101! Sodium and Chloride are not trace minerals, in fact it makes up about 99% of table salt itself, you can't call it trace if it makes up almost the entire compound now can ya? In solid state it is an ionic compound and in solution it becomes ions, or electrolytes. Table salt is processed which eliminates trace minerals and KI is added to make it iodized salt. Sea salt is unprocessed (plain evaporation) and retains its trace ions like Ca++ Mg++ and K+ thus giving it's different texture. You are correct that all three have the same basic chemical nomenclature but it should be pointed out that Halite or Rock Salt is the mineral form of NaCl

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Besides the physical size, can you tell me the difference between salts that you mention should be used? As I recall frm chemistry 101, Sodium Chloride, (NaCl), Salt, sea salt, and rock salt are essentially the same compound, and don't tell me me about trace minerals, they are just that

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