According to a recipe three teaspoons of salt need to be added to one cup of diced olives. However, six teaspoons are added erroneously. Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2,300 mg of sodium.

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

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The original recipe involves the addition of 3 teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. Instead, six teaspoons are added erroneously. Each teaspoon weighs 5 g and contains 2300 mg of sodium.

As six teaspoons of salt are added, the amount of sodium added is 2300*6 mg = 13.8 g

The chemical formula of common salt that is used while cooking food is sodium chloride or NaCl. The sodium and chlorine atoms in sodium chloride are bonded by an ionic bond. The sodium atom loses an electron to form Na+ and the Chlorine atom gains an atom to form Cl-. As the charge of the two ions is opposite in nature, they are attracted to each other and form the compound sodium chloride.

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