The cooking salt which weuse to add flavour to our food is actually sodium chloride salt.
Monosodium glutamate or MSG is also used to add flavour to food.
Sodium hydrogen carbonate, NaHCO3 is used in baking. It causes cakes and breads to rise.
Sodium chloride, sodium benzoate and sodium nitrite are used to preserve food.
The 'plaster of Paris' used to make cement casts to encase fractured bones is composed of calsium sulphate sesquihydrate.
Epsum salt (magnesium sulphate heptahydrate) is used to cleanse the intestines.
Antacids used for gastric pain contains calsium carbonate and calsium hydrogen carbonate.
Barium sulphate is used in X-ray plates to identify tumours in the intestines.
Many salts are used as pesticides to destroy pests, for example copper sulphate, iron (II) sulphate, and mercury (I) chloride.
Salts which are used as fertilisers include sodium nitrate, potassium nitrate and ammonium salts.
Stannum (II) fluoride is added to toothpaste to prevent tooth decay.
Sodium hypochlorite, NaOCl is used as a bleaching agent in laundry.
Silver bromide is used in photography.
Marble used in building and decorative work is a form of calcium carbonate, mixed with magnesium carbonate.