Sodium metal 99.9%

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Sodium metal 99.9%

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The element we commonly associate with salt - and keeping an eye on our diet so as to not get too much to save us from high blood pressure - is to most just a chemical with a name with relatively few being aware that it is a shiny metal that looks just like silver. Except it's so soft that it can be parted with a fork. And on exposure to air that silver sheen turns to muck in a matter of seconds. In water, as you can see thanks to a million YouTube videos, it quickly goes from hissing to a fiery *KABOOM*. In fact, it is so reactive that even in mineral oil, the chemical industry standard for inert storage, still has enough stray atoms of something-other-than-oil that they're enough to spoil that beautiful finish. Our high-grade mineral oil coats this small sample to stop the corrosion to the thinnest possible depth preserving the bulk of the specimen.

Also available as 1 gram ampules kept absolutely tarnish-free under argon.

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