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Where can I buy pure sodium metal? Answered

Where can I buy pure sodium metal and is it legal?

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iceng

3 years ago

Just breathing near the sodium pellet liberates hydrogen from the moisture on your breath. Best storage is when the pellets are submersed in mineral oil.

You do know, the salt you consume daily is composed sodium_metal and chloride_gas both unpleasant and dangerous elements.

Almost as dangerous as that nasty dihydrogen monoxide stuff.....

He means that the chlorine and sodium metal are dangerous, not the compound. But no, go ahead, take a bite, tell me what it tastes like.

There are methods to reduce the metal, in an electrolytic cell, from sodium chloride.

Here's a useful site on liberating sodium.

http://www.metallab.net/Na.php

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Vyger

3 years ago

You can get small amounts on E bay but shipping it might be a problem.

It doesn't say in your profile but if you are in school you might ask a chemistry teacher. They can get supplies like that and if you work under their supervision they may be willing to let you do some experiments. Possible even get some extra credit. In my experience teachers are often willing to go out of their way to work with students who actually want to learn.

Other than that a chemical supply warehouse would be the next choice.

If you can find some then you should be fine doing that. Most people just want to throw it in a pool or toilet which could lead to injuries and/or damage.

Not here. Have you tried a search engine? Most likely you'll be buying it online so searching online is probably your best bet. Some sort of chemical supply store probably could too but may not sell it to anybody off the street.

I suspect I know where this is going so please keep your safety, and the safety of anybody involved, in mind. Also property destruction laws.