Sodium chloride, a chemical component that belongs to the larger class of salts, makes up the majority of salt, a mineral. Seawater (sea salt) and mineral-rich spring water are evaporated in small pools to produce salt, which is extracted from salt mines. Salt is utilised in numerous industrial processes, including the production of polyvinyl chloride, plastics, paper pulp, and many other items. Caustic soda and chlorine are its main industrial products. Processes for water conditioning, de-icing roadways, and agricultural use are among more uses. Table salt and sea salt, both of which are offered as edible salt, often have anti-caking agents and may even be iodized to prevent iodine shortage. Salt is a common ingredient in processed goods, in addition to being used in cooking and on the table.