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The scientific name for salt is halite. This is derived from the Greek word halos for salt and lithos for rock. It is formed from evaporites from the ocean or from the continents. It can be found where there were once ancient seas that have long since evaporated. The chemical composition of salt is sodium chloride and its formula is NaCl. Halite is found worldwide.

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