posted by tay .
What does the statement" The properties of salt are different from the properties of the elements that go into making them" mean?
it means that salt is made up of different stuff then the things that you use to make it.
Use NaCl has an example.
Na is sodium. It is a metal, very reactive, toxic because it reacts with fluid from the body to produce caustic (NaOH) etc. Chlorine is the other element. It is an extremely poisonous gas, greenish-yellow color.
Salt, NaCl, on the other hand, is not toxic, is a solid, white crystals, and it varies widely from the properties of its components.
What does the statement the properties of salt are different from the properties of elements that go into making them mean