Table Salt Experiments Performed under High-Pressure Violate Existing Chemistry Rules

Table Salt Experiments Performed under High-Pressure Violate Existing Chemistry

International scientists have led a new research and declared that plain old salt can take some surprising forms under certain high-pressure conditions that violate standard chemistry predictions.

According to a new report, some new chemical compounds have been produced by researchers with ordinary table salt under high-pressure. It has been stated that formation of these new compounds are opposite to the earlier textbook rules of chemistry.

This research has been led by Prof. Artem Oganov, of Stony Brook University and Prof. Alexander Goncharov, of Carnegie Institution at DESY's X-ray source PETRA III. Researchers said that their new research could pave the way to a more universal understanding of chemistry. This new research also helps in leading new applications that can prove beneficial in one or the other aspect.

In the field of chemistry science, table salt is declared as one of the -known and most studied chemical compounds. It is also known as sodium chloride and contains chemical composition of sodium (Na) and chlorine (Cl).

Dr. Zuzana Konopkova, from DESY, said: "Following the theoretical prediction, we heated the samples under pressure with lasers for a while. We found other stable compounds of Na and Cl which came as a surprise".

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