|Melting Point ( °C )||207.9°F (97.2°C)|
|Boiling Point ( °C )||883°C|
|Earth crust (%)||2.6%|
|Ionization energy (eV)||5.139 eV|
Sodium is a metal located in Group 1 of the periodic table. Sodium is highly reactive with water.
Pronunciation is SO-dee-em.
Period number is 3.Group number 1.Group name Alkali Metals.
Room temperature form is Solid.
Founded by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807 where he isolated the first pure sodium.
Oxidation States: +1
Forms of Sodium:Salt(NaCl),soda ash(Na2CO3),baking soda(NaHCO3), caustic soda(NaOH),Chile saltpeter(NaNO3),Borax(Na2B4O7-*10H2O).
Sodium used to create:production of titanium, sodamide, sodium cyanide, sodium peroxide, and sodium hydride. Liquid sodium has been used as a coolant for nuclear reactors. Sodium vapor is used in streetlights and produces a brilliant yellow light.
Electron shell configuration: 1s2, 2s2 2p6, 3s1.
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