G04 : Making and Purifying Sodium

Students Adam Bevan
School IND - Calvin Christian School (Hamilton) - Hamilton
Level Junior 7/8 - Grade 8
Group Group 8 - Physical and Mathematical
Abstract I wanted to find a way to isolate elemental sodium. I did some research and found there are a number of ways to make our own elemental sodium by isolating it from a compound. By taking two common products (lye and a magnesium fire starter block) and introducing heat as a catalyst, a chemical reaction will happen that allows sodium to be isolated.
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