How to Make Salt Chemically (Making NaCl)

How to Make Salt Chemically (Making NaCl)

 

Is there a way to make salt by using chemicals? Obtain salt without using sea water? Yes, there is. Many chemicals have sodium in them.

So I stumbled across this chemical formula: NaOH (Sodium hydroxide) + HCl (Hydrochloric acid) → NaCl (salt/sodium chloride) + H2O

Sounds interesting, so let’s do it.

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About 20ml of sodium hydroxide in a beaker.

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20 ml of hydrochloric acid in the crucible (you can’t see it from the picture).

Dropping sodium hydroxide carefully into the HCI and turned on the heat.

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It’s vaporizing nicely and it finally came to a boil. After that, the experiment was completed.

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It was a success, the salt came out nicely. But you can’t eat or consume it because it still has the chemicals in it, it’ll be nice if you can. I also wanted to find a way to prove that the solid is salt.

I hope you enjoyed, any suggestions? feel free to comment down below ↓

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4 Comments »

  1. Nicely done! 🙂 This is a typical acid/base reaction that gives salt and water. But I’m glad you aren’t eating it! 🙂
    How to prove you have NaCl?
    I guess doing experiments that show you have the two elements is a start.
    eg To test for chloride, add a solution of silver nitrate; the silver chloride should precipitate out as a white substance.

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