Sodium By: Filippo Calapai
Symbol of Atom=Na
Atomic Mass of Element=22.990
Color of sodium is Silver/White
Soft enough to be cut with a knife
Has a shine/glow when looking at it
Reacts explosively with Water
Combines with oxygen at room temperature
Reacts with acids to produce Hydrogen gas
State of Matter
Sodium is found as a solid in nature but is hard to find because it reacts with Oxygen so it is usually found as a compound with another element.
Turns into a gas at this temp Boiling point=1,621F (882.8C)
Turns into a liquid at this temp Melting point=207.9F (97.72C)
Uses of Sodium
Vapor is used in streetlamps produces yellow light.
Forms many useful compounds, Table salt (NaCl), Baking soda (NaHCO3), and Borax (Na2B4O).
Two fun facts of Sodium
Sodium is highly reactive with Water. The pure metal has to be kept under oil so it doesn't react with anything.
Room temperature Sodium you can cut with Butter knife.