Introduction: How to Make Sodium Metal

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Just to have fun

Step 1: Ingredients

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You'll need 8 grams of sodium hydroxide and 5 grams of magnesium. Powder both of the substances up and mix them together.

Step 2: Lighting and Conserving

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Light it up with a blow torch. To stop the flames cover it with the lid and then let it die out. Now then you'll have small nuggets of sodium metal. to conserve it you just need to put it in mineral oil.

Comments

Vyger (author)2015-02-14

Interesting. It would add some clarity to the instructable if you showed the chemical reaction formula. You know, this plus this gives you this.

meeeeep (author)2015-02-03

COMPLETELY SAFE!

But seriously though, that's pretty cool.

thedarkside53 (author)meeeeep2015-02-03

thankyou

AndreyT (author)2015-01-30

Now make a way to make energy with this or just make a bomb :)

thedarkside53 (author)AndreyT2015-01-31

The reaction with water makes a lot hydrogen.

AndreyT (author)thedarkside532015-01-31

Then make a hidrogen engine.

thedarkside53 (author)AndreyT2015-01-31

The only problem is that of you put the reaction in a closed space it will blow up.

baecker03 (author)2015-01-30

just to clarify, sodium hydroxide is lye

thedarkside53 (author)baecker032015-01-30

or drain cleaner

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