Sodium

Physical Properties

Atomic Mass: 221.98977 amu

Atomic Radius in angstroms: 2.27 angstroms

Density: 0.971 g/cm squared

Melting Point: 97.72 degrees celcius (370.8 K, 209.9 degrees Fahrenheit)

Boiling Point: 883 degrees Celcius (1156 K, 1,621 degrees Fahrenheit)

At room temperature, the element sodium is a solid

Sodium's appearance is Silvery

Sodium can not conduct electricity

Sodium is Malleable

Sodium's hardness is very low, it is a 1 or 2, it can be cut with a butter knife

History & Discovery

When? Sodium was discovered in 1807.

Where? Sodium was supplied by the earth since the beginning of time.

Who? Sodium was discovered by a scientist names Humphry Davy.

Why?How? Sodium was discovered from the earth and it is now used today to make things more tastier.

Identification Information & Location on the Periodic Table of elements

Atomic number: 11

Mass number: 22.989

Protons: 11

Neutrons: 12

Electrons: 11

Sodium is located the third element down from hydrogen.

Chemical Properties & Applications and & Uses

Sodium is not flammable.

If you mix water with sodium, it creates an extremely flammable gas.

This element is mostly used for flavoring peoples food, and it is found in stores in a cylinder.

There are 3 Isotopes in the element sodium.

The compounds that sodium makes are chlorine, carbonate and sulfate.

Other facts

The word sodium comes from the English word soda and from medieval Latin word sodanum. Did you know, alone sodium is explosive?
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Works Cited

Jefferson Labs

Royal Society of Chemistry Interactive

Chemiicool Periodic Table

Len tech periodic table