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:

Dixie@dcrelief said...

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

Mary Kirkland said...

And now I know that.

Pilar Domínguez said...

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

NanaDiana said...

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

Jax said...

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

Christine said...

I knew that at one time.

CiCi said...

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

Pat Hatt said...

I knew Na was on there, but that was it

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That certainly makes sense.

bj said...

didn't know this.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I knew that one

Elisabeth said...

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/

The Happy Whisk said...

Happy Sunday.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Another question answered!

Dascha said...

Did not know this.

xoxo

Kati said...

The abbreviation does make sense now.

Have a great week,
-Kati

DEZMOND said...

not always good for our health

Anonymous said...

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

Bob Bushell said...

Well I didn't know it!

Maude Lynn said...

I didn't know this one!

stephen Hayes said...

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

Caro * said...

I didn't know this fact !

Moscow Blogger said...

cool

Blue Grumpster said...

Shame on you1
How about... gold?

Anna-Alina said...

Look like ice ar salt:)

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

Anna-Alina said...

or*