Sunday, February 22, 2015

Fact of the Day: Sodium

The element sodium is known as Na on the periodic table. The abbreviation comes from a New Latin word natrium which refers to natron, which is a natural mineral salt. 

26 comments:

  1. I haven't looked at the periodic table in years.

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  2. Interesting class of chemistry, Adam. Have a nice day.:)

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  3. Coming from COLD country I was amazed to see the SALT fields in the upper northwest. I thought I was looking at snow at first lol

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  4. That's interesting. Where you 8 years ago when I did poorly on my chemistry regents??? ;)

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  5. You always surprise me with some tidbit of information that an old fart like me should already know. This is one. Thanks.

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  6. I knew Na was on there, but that was it

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  7. Interesting detail! Concerning your comment on my Valentine's Day post, do you also work on weekends? Thanks for stopping by my blog :)

    xxx
    E from Helsinki, Finland
    http://dragonflyelisabeth.blogspot.fi/

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  8. The abbreviation does make sense now.

    Have a great week,
    -Kati

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  9. In this town, the sixth graders have to memorize the whole table.

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  10. I've never memorized the elements so I didn't know this.

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  11. Look like ice ar salt:)

    http://anna-alina.blogspot.com/

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