Sodium meaning

sō'dē-əm
As a metal, it is soft, light, and easy to manipulate. It conducts heat and electricity well.
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Its color is silvery white.
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The definition of sodium is an alkali metal with the atomic number of 11.
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Its symbol is Na, which stands for the Latin word "natrium" meaning sodium carbonate.
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One of the ninety-two substances found in nature that cannot be broken down into smaller pieces.
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Sodium is highly reactive to water and reacts explosively by igniting.
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Yellow fireworks are made with sodium compounds: sodium nitrate, sodium chloride, and cryolite.
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It does not occur in nature freely. Rather, pure sodium is processed from sodium chloride in a factory.
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The crust of the Earth is made up of 2.6% sodium.
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Sodium is less dense than water so it floats on water.
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It is the sixth most abundant element and the most abundant alkali metal.
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Some of the minerals where sodium exists are: amphibole, cryolite, halite, sodalite, soda niter, and zeolite.
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Halite, or sodium chloride salt, is the most abundant sodium mineral.
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One compound of sodium called sodium carbonate, or soda, was known to ancient man as it is the compound most readily found in nature.
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Sodium is essential for good health in our bodies because it conducts electricity and is necessary for proper nerve function. It also maintains the fluid balance in the body.
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Egyptians made glass as early as 1370 BC by heating lime and soda, or calcium oxide and sodium carbonate. When the mixture cools, it forms hard, transparent glass.

An example of sodium is sodium chloride (salt) that improves the flavor of food and is used for salting or pickling to preserve food.

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A soft, light, extremely malleable silver-white element that is an alkali metal, reacts violently with water, is naturally abundant in combined forms, especially in common salt, and is used in the production of a wide variety of industrially important compounds. Sodium ions are essential to numerous biological processes in animals. Atomic number 11; atomic weight 22.9898; melting point 97.80°C; boiling point 883°C; specific gravity 0.971 (20°C); valence 1.
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A soft, silver-white, metallic chemical element, one of the alkali metals, having a waxlike consistency: it is found in nature only in combined form and is extremely active chemically: symbol, Na; at. no. 11
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A soft, lightweight, silvery-white metallic element of the alkali group that reacts explosively with water. It is the most abundant alkali metal on Earth, occurring especially in common salt. Sodium is very malleable, and its compounds have many important uses in industry. Atomic number 11; atomic weight 22.99; melting point 97.8°C; boiling point 892°C; specific gravity 0.971; valence 1.
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A soft, waxy, silvery reactive metal that is never found unbound in nature, and a chemical element (symbol Na) with an atomic number of 11 and atomic weight of 22.98977.
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At room temperature, sodium can be cut easily with a dull knife.
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Origin of sodium

  • sod(a) –ium
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Coined by Humphry Davy in 1807, from soda.
    From Wiktionary