sodium

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Sodium
Chemical element
Na
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Coined by British chemist Humphry Davy in 1808, from soda +‎ -ium, "soda" being from Italian soda, which may be from Arabic سُوَّاد(suwwād, saltwort) or Arabic سُوَيْدَاء(suwaydāʾ, Suaeda).[1]

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sodium (usually uncountable, plural sodiums)

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  1. The chemical element (symbol Na) with an atomic number of 11 and atomic weight of 22.98977. It is a soft, waxy, silvery, reactive alkali metal that is never found unbound in nature.

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sodium m (uncountable)

  1. sodium

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