Sodium
What we know as Salt
What we know as Salt



Sodium equivalents


1/4 teaspoon salt
= 600 mg sodium
1/2 teaspoon salt
= 1,200 mg sodium
3/4 teaspoon salt
= 1,800 mg sodium
1 teaspoon salt
= 2,300 mg sodium
1 teaspoon baking soda
= 1,000 mg sodium
The Element Sodium is defined as...
A soft, light, extremely malleable silver-white metallic element that reacts explosively with water, is naturally abundant in combined forms, especially in common salt, and is used in the production of a wide variety of industrially important compounds.



Sodium in the enviornment
Sodium is the sixth most abundant element in The Earth’s crust, which contains 2,83% of sodium in all its forms. Sodium is, after chloride, the second most abundant element dissolved in seawater. The most important sodium salts found in nature are sodium chloride (halite or rock salt), sodium carbonate (trona or soda), sodium borate (borax), sodium nitrate and sodium sulfate.


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