Coefficient of Thermal Expansion of Sodium (Na) & Facts, Color, Uses ...

Size of things changes depending on the coefficient of thermal expansion. It's even the case for Sodium. Ok, so what is the coefficient of thermal expansion for an atom of Na?

Note: Learn more about the coefficient of thermal expansion here.

In the case of Sodium this thermal coefficient is 71 10^-6 K^-1. By the way, did you know there are cool facts about Sodium that most don't know? Check this...

Sodium Data

Sodium Coefficient of Thermal Expansion

71 10^-6 K^-1

Atomic Number


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There are few uses for the pure metal, however its compounds are used in medicine, agriculture and photography. Sodium chloride (NaCl) is table salt. Liquid sodium is sometimes used to cool nuclear reactors.

Atomic Mass


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Obtained by electrolysis of melted sodium chloride (salt), borax and cryolite.


Soft silvery-white metal. Sixth most abundant element in the earth's crust. Burns in air with a brilliant white flame.

Atomic Symbol



Discovered By: Sir Humphrey Davy
Year: 1807
Location: England

State at 20 °C


Name Origin

Medieval Latin: sodanum, (headache remedy); symbol from Latin natrium, (sodium carbonate).

Want to learn more details and data about Sodium (Na)? Check my Elements Comprehensive List.


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