# Determine the amount of sodium that has been actually added, in grams.A student decides to pickle olives, the recipe calls for three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. She mistakenly...

Determine the amount of sodium that has been actually added, in grams.

A student decides to pickle olives, the recipe calls for three teaspoons of salt to one cup of diced olives. She mistakenly adds six teaspoons instead. Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2300 mg of sodium. 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.

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A student decides to pickle olives and the recipe calls for three teaspoons of salt to be added to one cup of diced olives. The student mistakenly adds six teaspoons instead.

Each teaspoon of salt weighs about 5g and contains about 2300 mg of sodium.

The actual recipe required an addition of 3 teaspoons. As each teaspoon has approximately 2300 mg of sodium, the amount of sodium to be added was 6900 mg. Instead 6 teaspoons were added; this is equivalent to 13800 mg of sodium having been added actually by the student.

Common salt which is an essential component of almost any recipe has a formula NaCl. There is an ionic bond between the sodium ions that have lost one electron and have a positive charge Na+ and chloride ions that have gained one electron and have a negative charge.