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What is sodium? Atoms, elements, chemistry

By |2017-06-02T15:58:08-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Chemistry|

Diagram of a sodium atom Sodium is an atom that has 11 protons and 12 neutrons in its nucleus and 11 electrons circling around its nucleus. Like other light atoms such as carbon, sodium forms inside of stars that are beginning to run out of fuel, and it scatters all over space when [...]

Sodium explosions – Science project – Chemistry

By |2018-04-16T17:42:56-07:00June 1st, 2017|Chemistry|

Sodium exploding on contact with water You really shouldn't experiment with sodium at home, because it blows up. When sodium touches water, it mixes with the water so that two atoms of sodium and two moleculesof water (hydrogen and oxygen) make two molecules of acid (sodium hydroxide) and one molecule of hydrogen. Then [...]