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# If I add 6 teaspoons of salt NaCl to recipe, how many grams of sodium Na will I be adding given that a teaspoon of salt weighs 5 grams and contains about 2,300.mg of sodium.I have calculated this out but am not sure if it is correct. If I am not could you help me to understand the correct way of calculating it? This is what I have so far.....6 t NaCl * (2300mg Na)/(1 t NaCl) * 1g/1000mg = 13.8g Na6 t NaCl * (2300mg Na)/(1 t NaCl) * 1g/1000mg = 13.8g Na sig. fig. answer = 14g NaThanks,kdd ⚑ Flag

by karendickman at September 07, 2011

If I add 6 teaspoons of salt NaCl to recipe, how many grams of sodium Na will I be adding given that a teaspoon of salt weighs 5 grams and contains about 2,300.mg of sodium. I have calculated this out but am not sure if it is correct. If I am not could you help me to understand the correct way of calculating it? This is what I have so far..... 6 t NaCl * (2300mg Na)/(1 t NaCl) * 1g/1000mg = 13.8g Na 6 t NaCl * (2300mg Na)/(1 t NaCl) * 1g/1000mg = 13.8g Na sig. fig. answer = 14g Na Thanks, kdd