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Atomic Number: 11
Atomic Weight: 2
Color: Silvery White
Origin of name: from the English word "soda"
Uses: Table Salt/Food
Description: Alkali metal
Biology (in humans): High blood pressure because of salt.
Geology ( in the universe): Sodium is never found as the free element ("native") in nature as it is so reactive.
Properties: Density of solid: 968 kg m-3 , Melting point: 370.87 [97.72 °C (207.9 °F)] K
Interesting Facts: The importance of sodium as salt in the diet was recognized well before sodium itself was understood to be an element.