sodium

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Sodium
Chemical element
Na Previous: neon (Ne)
Next: magnesium (Mg)

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Coined by Humphry Davy in 1807, from soda +‎ -ium, "soda" being from Latin soda, from Latin sodanum, Arabic [script needed] (ṣodā, literally splitting headache) from Arabic [script needed] (ṣaḍaʿa, literally he split)

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sodium (usually uncountable, plural sodiums)

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

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sodium m (uncountable)

  1. sodium

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