Sodium (Na)

By: LaRoyce Gant and Jessica Fierro


Sodium was first discovered by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807. He used electrolysis of caustic soda to bring out the true form of Sodium. Sodium is a soft, bright, silvery metal that floats on water. Sodium is found in sulfate chloride carbonate. The melting point for Sodium is 97.5 degrees Celsius and the boiling point for Sodium is 883 degrees Celsius. The density is 0.97 g./cm. at 20 degrees Celsius. Sodium is used Baking Soda, Salt and Sodium Vapor street lights?? It is the sixth most abundant metal in the Earth's crust. Also it is a vital element for living organisms.

Reaction Type

Single Replacement: Sodium reacting with Water

2Na(s) + 2H2O → 2NaOH(aq) + H2(g)

Mole Ratio:

Na to NaOH- 1:1

Na to H2O- 1:1

Na to H2- 2:1

H2O to NaOH- 1:1

H2O to H2- 2:1

NaOH to H2- 2:1

Sodium Reacts with Water


Formula- NaCl

Name- Sodium Chloride (Salt)

Type- Ionic

Na- 40%, Cl- 60%

PT. Info

Atomic Number: 11

Atomic Mass: 22.989707

Protons/Electrons: 11

Neutrons: 12

Hyphen Notation: Sodium-23 (stable)

Isotopes: Sodium-22 & Sodium-24


Sodium is in group 1. The name of the group is Alkali Metals.5 proprieties of this group is that they are reactive metals, soft, low melting and blowing points, low density, and reacts quickly with water.