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Subject: What happens to table salt when it is heated?

Date: Mon May 15 21:15:43 2000
Posted by Michael Kelley
Grade level: 4-6 School: Canterbury Elementary
City: Cleveland State/Province: Oh Country: USA
Area of science: Chemistry
ID: 958439743.Ch

I heated salt using an oil lamp and spoon, at about 200C I heard a 
crackling sound and the grains of salt appeared to be jumping. What is 
happening to the salt? Can I heat it further, safely?

Re: What happens to table salt when it is heated?

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