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Tell me, does table salt dissolve in glycerin? And is it possible to increase its solubility?

I have vegetable glycerin with nicotine that I use for vape. So that nicotine would not be bitter, on the forum I was advised to dissolve salt in it. But salt dissolves very poorly. How can I speed up this process?

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  • $\begingroup$ Adding water will certainly help with this issue, probably at the cost of introducing other issues. $\endgroup$ – Ivan Neretin Aug 9 at 12:50
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This is probably a bad idea - the salt will deposit on the heating element, possibly risking corrosion and lowering the surface area of the element

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Can you use something other than sodium chloride? Sodium bromide seems to be much more soluble in methanol:

Sodium chloride = 14.9 g/kg

Sodium bromide = 168 g/kg

A similar trend would be expected with other alcoholic solvents such as glycerin.

You may also consider lithium chloride. Lithium salts are more soluble in many polar solvents than heavier Group I salts due to ion pair or covalent molecule formation. Lithium chloride has high solubility in many polar solvents, including over 400 g/kg in methanol and over 240 g/kg in ethanol. This again suggests that the salt will work well in other alcoholic solvents like glycerin.

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