Sodium is a mineral; it's chemical symbol is
Na. The main dietary source of sodium is common
table salt (sodium chloride), which is 40% sodium
and 60chloride. Meat, fish, poultry, eggs, milk
and cheese all contribute sodium.
primarily used in its metallic form (Sodium is
considered a metal according to its chemical
properties) in the production of chemical esters
and in the manufacturing of various other organic
compounds. The Sodium metal is used in the alloy
of tin, nickel and copper for its structural
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