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Is sodium Na used as salt?


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Answered 2010-08-02 21:03:49

The actual element sodium is not used as salt.

Common salt is sodium chloride, which is a compound of sodium and chlorine. The sodium in table salt is in the form of sodium ions (Na+)

As a pure element sodium is a soft, silvery, extremely reactive metal that burns and even explodes on contact to water.

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