The periodic table/Sodium

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Name: Sodium atom

Symbol: Na

Mass: 23

Classification: Group 1 (Alkali Metals)

Protons: 11

Electrons: 11

Neutrons: 12

Color: Silvery-White

Discovered in: 1807

Crystal Structure: Cubic

Melting Point: 97.8 °C (370.9 °K)

Boiling Point: 552.9 °C (826.0 °K)

Common Uses: Medicine, Agriculture, Salt, Baking Powder, Sodium Carbonate/Bicarbonate

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