Sodium

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Chemical Elements
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Sodium

Physical Prperties

Sodium

Sodium is the sixth most abundant element on earth. It is a very reactive element and is never found free in nature.Sodium is the most important of all the alkaline metals.

Sodium was discovered by Sir Humphrey Davy in Enlglad of 1807.

Applications

- Silvery-white metal with a waxy appearance.- Soft enough to cut with a knife.- Melting Point is 97.72 °C- Boiling Point is 882.85 °C - Density is 0.968 grams per cubic centimeter

Facts about Sodium

- Sodium is a very active element.- It combines with Oxygen at room temperature- When heated, it combines very rapidly, burning with a brilliant golden-yellow flame-Sodium reacts violently with water

Chemical Properties

1) Table salt2) Baking Soda3) Light fixtures4) Soap5) Artificial rubber

Discovery of Sodium

Sodium makes up about 2.6% of the Earth's crust

Our bodies lose sodium when we sweat a lot.

Sodium is considered non-toxic, but too much of it can cause high blood preasure.

- Sodium never occurs as a free elemeent in nature.- It is much too active.- It always accurs as part of a compound.

- Sodium has a number of important functions in plants, humans, and animals. - Sodium is involved in controling the amount of fluid present in human cells.

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