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If you search "sodium electrolysis", and go to images, multiple diagrams coem up showing liquid, or aqueous, NaCl with two electrodes in the solution connected to a battery. You could probably use a car battery, and you would jus need some sort of clay pot to hold the molten NaCl.
Also beware of the chlorine gas that is one of the products of the reaction (i.e. do this outside adn with really good ventilation)
For people who are freaking out about bombs here, there is a possibility that people saw the video I did where someone shows how to start a basic fire with sodium...For people who don't know much about chemistry and are interested in how to make a fire in a survivalist situation in a downpour with wet tinder, well, they might also decide to ask if sodium is the right thing for that, read further, decide that it is not and move on. That is what I did.
throw it in water find out
their are ways to test explosives w/o getting hurt. a valve-drop system for example.
I have a question: How do I separate NaCl (Salt) to Two elements (Na and Cl)?
This is not true, the equation for this is a synthesis reaction, of a active metal and water is this for sodium: 2Na+2H20= H2 +2NaOH or sodium hydroxide
look no further :3
Salt or NaCl consists of :Sodium- the metal and Chlorine- and fortunately you can separate these but this is the only practical way of getting pure sodium metal
if you are able to melt the salt into a liquid and then run electricity through it you can break the salt down into sodium and chlorine so i would advise doing this in a well ventilated area as chlorine is a toxic gas
if you plan no making alot consider investing in making what is know as a Downs Cell
if you plan on making a little you could probably find a basic video on electrolysis on the internet just replace the solution with molten salt if you do this you should be good :3
i would also like to add this process is nothing more than you couldn't learn in a high school chemistry book so don't flip out
P.S. be careful
is there a way to make liquid sodium to replicate an experiment that replicates the Earth's magnetic field and how it acts. You do this by creating a steel ball with liquid sodium between it and an inner rotating steel ball.
Posted:Oct 11, 2007
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