# Determine the amount of sodium that has been actually added, in grams. And state the chemical formula of salt and classify the bond as ionic, polar covalent, or non-polar covalent:A freshman is...

Determine the amount of sodium that has been actually added, in grams. And state the chemical formula of salt and classify the bond as ionic, polar covalent, or non-polar covalent:

A freshman is currently enjoying the Arts Studio program she is pursuing at a well-known university. In her free time, she likes to skate, take salsa dance lessons, and cook. She particularly enjoys pickling and decides to pickle olives over a leisurely weekend. According to the recipe, she needs to add three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. However, she erroneously adds six teaspoons instead. Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.

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The college freshman is making a pickle and according to the recipe she needs to add three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. However, she erroneously adds six teaspoons instead.

Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.

As each teaspoon of salt weighs 5g and contains 2300 mg of sodium, 6 teaspoons of salt contains 2300*6 = 13800 mg of sodium. The freshman adds 13.8 g of sodium.

The usual salt used in pickles is sodium chloride that has a formula NaCl. The bonding between sodium and chlorine in this salt is ionic in nature. Sodium atoms lose an electron and are positively charged and chlorine atoms gain an atom and are negatively charged. These oppositely charged particles are attracted to each other in an ionic bond.