The most common name for this substance is table salt. This chemical can be found all over the place, including seawater and in most biological organisms. It is crystalline and off-white in appearance and dissolves in water. It has a saline taste, and it is non-toxic and non-flammable. Although people mostly come into contact with sodium chloride in food applications, it can be utilized in a variety of industries. Salt can be used to form a broad range of chemicals, as well as the production of glass and sodium bicarbonate. Other applications include de-icing roadways, oil refinement, as well as processing certain metals such as aluminum and copper. Sodium chloride is completely stable in the air and is not toxic to humans. Gloves should be worn to avoid contamination, and it should be stored in a cool, dry area. If exposed to humidity, this substance can start to form clumps.