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Iv'e been reading about $\ce{NaCl}$ and this doubt crossed my mind. Are they anything other than just household terms?

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    $\begingroup$ in general it’s frowned upon to accept answers before 24hr is up. That way people around the world get to answer. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2018 at 12:10
  • $\begingroup$ There are fewer tables in common salt. $\endgroup$
    – Stian
    Apr 20, 2018 at 16:58
  • $\begingroup$ Lol.What was that supposed to mean? $\endgroup$
    – Nihal N.L
    Apr 20, 2018 at 17:00

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They are both the same. If you look at this wiki page, it uses common salt and table salt as the same name. It's mainly just household terms, like people calling hydrochloric acid muriatic acid etc.

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The main difference between sea salt and table salt are in their texture, taste and processing.

Sea salt is produced through evaporation of ocean water or water from saltwater lakes. Depending on the water source, this leaves behind certain traces of minerals and elements who add flavor and color to sea salt. Table salt is mined from underground salt deposits and usually contains an additive to prevent clumping.

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  • $\begingroup$ So does iodinated salt come under table salt? $\endgroup$
    – Nihal N.L
    Apr 20, 2018 at 13:32
  • $\begingroup$ Most table salt has added iodine, an essential nutrient. $\endgroup$ Apr 20, 2018 at 15:28
  • $\begingroup$ There is no difference in taste though. Texture, certainly. $\endgroup$
    – Stian
    Apr 20, 2018 at 16:59

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