Systematic nomenclature: The systematic nomenclature of the compound is sodium monochloride

Stock nomenclature: The stock nomenclature of the compound is sodium chloride

  Traditional Nomenclature: The traditional nomenclature of the compound is sodium chloride

Type of compound: The type of compound is formed by neutral salts

  1 atom of NA (Sodium) + 1 atom of Cl (Chlorine)


Some of the main uses of NACl are:

Thaw for steelworks, parking lots and roads, since sodium chloride is a source of heat when dissolved in water, so that it helps thaw.
Use for the manufacture of plastics
Uses in food.
Uses in fire extinguishers.
Uses in the production of concrete.
Uses in products intended for pool maintenance.


The common salt or also known as we have explained, as sodium chloride or sodium chloride, is formed thanks to the union of Na ^ + and Cl ^ ions – and can be obtained by reacting sodium together with chlorine. Taking into account that sodium is a metal of the group belonging to alkalis and very reactive, as well as chlorine, which is a nonmetal that belongs to the group of halogens, at the same time very reactive.

In this sense, if in a container we end up placing sodium next to chlorine, at first nothing could happen. But once an energy is provided for the reaction to take place spontaneously, it will release a large amount of energy, resulting in an exothermic reaction.

You only need to add water so that sodium quickly reacts with it, releasing the energy needed to start your reaction with chlorine. So, finally, after this reaction of energy by sodium and chlorine, we obtain a chemical equation thanks to the reaction process that would end up being represented as follows: 2Na + Cl2 → 2NaCl