Emily Johsnon


Sodium was discovered by Sir Humphrey Davy in England in the year 1807.


Melting Point: 97.5 C

Boiling Point: 883 c

Color: sliver-white

Periodic table

Atomic #: 11

Atomic Mass: 23

Hyphen Notation: Sodium-23

Protons: 11 Electrons: 11 Neutrons: 12

Nuclide Notation

Bohr model

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Lewis dot diagram

Sodium has one valence electron

Alkali Metals

1. Low Melting Point

2. Low Boiling Point

3. Very soft

4. Low density's

5.Highly reactive

Sodium Chloride

Ionic Bond

Na 29% percent composition

Cl 60% Percent composition

Synthesis Reaction

-Na + Cl ---> NaCl

- 1Na: 1Cl: 1NaCl

NaCl Formation

Fun Facts About Sodium!

1.Sodium is highly reactive! The pure metal is kept under oil or kerosene because it spontaneously ignites in water.

2.Sodium floats on water

3.Sodium is soft enough to be cut with a butter knife

Acrostic Poem

S- Sir Humphrey Davy discovered sodium in 1807

O- Oil is what pure sodium is kept in to keep it from reacting.

D- Density allows sodium to float on water

I- Ignites in water

U- Under lithium is where you can find sodium on the periodic table

M- Mass of sodium is 22.9898


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