How many atoms are in an typical grain of table salt?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    A grain of salt weighs about 0.00010 g.

    The atomic mass of NaCl is about 58.5 g/mol.

    Avogadro's number is 6.022x10^23 molecules/mol.

    0.00010 (g/grain) / 58.5 (g/mol) x 6.022x10^23 (molecules/mol)


    1.03 x10^18 molecules/grain

  • Anonymous
    4 years ago

    I have sea salts from all over the world and each one has a unique taste.After trying sea salts I no longer use table salt,it has a very bitter taste and it contains iodine.If you do a taste test side by side you will wonder why you ever used table salt to begin with.I would say sea salt must be better for you because it is all natural.I will take my chances with the purity of the ocean that the sea salt came from,as opposed to someone scraping the table salt off the floor of some factory.

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