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Unexpected stable stoichiometries of sodium chlorides
the chemical formula of table salt has been changed by crazy chemistry.
Standard chemistry textbooks say that sodium and chlorine have very different electronegativities, and thus must form an ionic compound with a well-defined composition. Sodium's charge is +1, chlorine's charge is -1; sodium will give away an electron, chlorine wants to take an electron. According to chemistry texts and common sense, the only possible combination of these atoms in a compound is 1:1 -- rock salt, or NaCl.
read more heresciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219142138.htm