Find out why sodium is highly reactive and highly useful!
- Sodium is a highly reactive metal.
- Sodium is so reactive, it cannot exist naturally in its pure state.
- Sodium is found in salt, soap and paper.
In its pure form, the metal sodium is so soft it can be cut with a knife.
Almost immediately, the cut edge starts to lose its shininess, as it reacts with oxygen in the air to form a layer of sodium oxide.
Sodium + oxygen → sodium oxide
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