Salt, Sodium, Chlorine

Full view of salt, sodium, chlorine sample

Detailed Description

Mineral: Halite (NaCl)
Primary mineral Commodity: Salt
Commodity Uses: Highway deicing accounted for about 44% of total salt consumed in 2016. Salt is also used as feedstock for chlorine and caustic soda manufacture; these two inorganic chemicals are used to make many consumer-related end-use products, such as polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic made from chlorine and paper-pulping chemicals manufactured from caustic soda.


Image Dimensions: 5319 x 3546

Date Taken:

Location Taken: Reston, VA, US