sodium

A soft, lightweight, silvery-white metallic element that reacts explosively with water. It is the most abundant alkali metal on Earth, occurring especially in common salt. Sodium is very easily shaped, and its compounds have many important uses in industry. Atomic number 11, symbol Na.
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sodium. (n.d.) The American Heritage® Dictionary of Student Science, Second Edition. (2014). Retrieved June 21 2018 from https://www.thefreedictionary.com/sodium
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