How to Make Sodium Metal

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

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    Vyger
    Vyger

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    meeeeep
    meeeeep

    5 years ago on Introduction

    COMPLETELY SAFE!

    But seriously though, that's pretty cool.

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    AndreyT
    AndreyT

    5 years ago on Introduction

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

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    thedarkside53
    thedarkside53

    Reply 5 years ago

    The reaction with water makes a lot hydrogen.

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    thedarkside53
    thedarkside53

    Reply 5 years ago

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

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    baecker03
    baecker03

    5 years ago

    just to clarify, sodium hydroxide is lye

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    thedarkside53
    thedarkside53

    Reply 5 years ago

    or drain cleaner