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how do you test salt to see if it's...

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how do you test salt to see if it's salt?

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Make a solution of water & your substance/salt. Pass a 12 volt electrical current through the solution. Using an atomic spectrometer, determine the color of sodium & chloride by eliminating the colors of hydrogen & oxygen which will also appear. The results will reveal themselves only after each element has reached a certain temperature. You can also determine individual elements if you can recognize or know their crystalline structure.

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Jeff that was hillarious!! Great answer.