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  1. (pronounced /ˈsoʊdiəm/) is an element which has the symbol Na(Latin natrium, from Arabic natrun), atomic number 11, atomic mass 22.9898 g/mol, common oxidation number +1

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  2. a soft, silvery white, highly reactive element and is a member of the alkali metals within "group 1" (formerly known as ‘group IA’)

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  3. It has only one stable isotope, 23Na

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  4. was first isolated by Sir Humphry Davy in 1807 by passing an electric current through molten sodium hydroxide

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  5. quickly oxidizes in air and is violently reactive with water, so it must be stored in an inert medium, such as kerosene

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