Why Should you Buy Sodium Chloride 1% w/v From ReAgent?
We supply sodium chloride in 25L containers, with discounts available for bulk orders
MSDS can be downloaded from our website
We also offer further options with all our products, including customised labelling and specific pack sizes
What Is Sodium Chloride Used For?
Most people know of at least one use for sodium chloride – as table salt – but this compound has also many industrial applications:
Sodium chloride is involved in the chloralkali process. The starting point in this process involves a reaction between NaCl and water, to produce chlorine and sodium hydroxide. This reaction is done in a mercury or a membrane cell, and each method uses a different approach to separate chlorine from sodium hydroxide
Manufacture of sodium carbonate and calcium chloride also relies on this compound
Other industrial applications include oil and gas extraction, where sodium chloride is an ingredient in drilling fluids
In the textile industry, this compound is used to “salt out” organic impurities in dyes
It’s also used to process copper, vanadium, steel, beryllium and others
In the paper industry, it’s used to bleach wood pulp
It can be applied to animal hides to prevent microbial growth
Sodium chloride is also used to produce rubber tyres
As a water softener, this compound has the ability to counteract the action of calcium and magnesium, which interfere with the soap and increase scale buildup
The second most popular use of sodium chloride is as road salt to prevent ice formation on the road at low temperatures. This is usually effective up to -10 degree Celsius
Salt is also used as a food preservative, as it inhibits bacterial growth
Sodium chloride is used as a food additive in many types of food, from pre-prepared meals to cheese and ice-cream
Class D fire extinguishers contain sodium chloride as the main extinguishing agent to be used on combustible metal fires, such as sodium, potassium and magnesium alloys
Historically, sodium chloride has been used for generations as a cleaning agent for many household applications
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What is Sodium Chloride?
Sodium Chloride (NaCl), or as it is more commonly known salt, is an ionic compound that is produced mainly by evaporation of sea water or brine to leave behind the 1:1 compound. It is also sourced through mining of rock salt and also as a by-product of Potassium mining. It is considered to be the source of many of the chemicals in production throughout the world today.
Sodium Chloride is a non-hazardous substance, however due care should be taken whenever handling chemical substances to reduce any risk involved.
Sodium Chloride is not compatible with non-oxidising agents, such as Sodium Hypochlorite.
What is Sodium Chloride Used For?
Sodium Chloride has many numbers of uses that many of us use in everyday life:
Sodium Chloride is used as a preservative for meat products as bacteria cannot exist in a salty environment because they are affected by osmosis. NaCl is also used as a condiment for food to enhance the flavouring.
NaCl is used to de-ice roads in wintery conditions. The compound raises the freezing temperature of water so that the road is not coated in ice, making it safer to drive and walk on.
Sodium Chloride is the basis of many other chemicals. For example, electrolysis of NaCl results in the production of Hyrdogen, Chlorine & Sodium Hydroxide.
NaCl is used in some types of fire extinguishers in the event that a combustible metal fire takes place.
NaCl is also soluble in water and can be used in this state for many things such as an anti-bacterial mouthwash recommended by dentists in the event of infection.