How to Make Sodium Metal

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Introduction: How to Make Sodium Metal

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Step 1: Ingredients

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

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.

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    9 Discussions

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

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