Where to get sodium?

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  1. Sensfan67 macrumors member

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    Anyone know where could purchase some sodium. And YES, this is Na (the one super-reactive to water and moisture), not NaCl (Sodium Chloride), or salt as we came to know it. Is it true you must be a teacher or a have a doctorate or somethig to buy it?
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Sodium isn't very safe. You can order it through various chemical supply catalogs. They may do a bit of a check on you though, just to make sure you aren't going to hurt yourself.

    Curious: Why do you want some sodium?
     
  3. Sensfan67 thread starter macrumors member

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    Oh, just some fun, teehee, lol. No, actually was trying to purchase some for my Chemistry class. May I mention I am also a teacher.
     
  4. Allotriophagy macrumors 6502a

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    I bet he is going to make his own salt.
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    The legitimate sources either verify who you are by not shipping to residential addresses only to public institutions, or ask you to send copy of credentials and sometimes neccessary licensing or they limit the quantity and purity of the substance.

    I just get my stuff shipped to my Uni office, most gets used for school stuff but some is for my hobbies. For some stuff I have to go through the Uni's ordering dept and also get a license but that is the radioactive stuff.
     
  6. zblaxberg Guest

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    I bet he's building a bomb...not

    i would look on ebay honestly
     
  7. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    Aldrich is where I get all the stuff to make my bombs. Sheesh, if you're a chem student you should know that.

    BTW, killing people gets expensive fast.
     
  8. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    Well if you are trying to kill people, then it wouldn't hurt to just steal the stuff.;)
    Honestly, though try asking your chemistry teacher if he/she knows where to get it. unless of course you actually are trying to make a bomb.
     
  9. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I dont know which country you are in so this may not apply.

    Carolina Supplies (Carolina.com) is pretty good in prices quality and quantity. They ship to US and Canada, some restrictions. They ship to non-residential addresses only - well they did last time I ordered stuff last summer.
    And yes they carry sodium look under the chem supplies section.
     
  10. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    shouldn't there be a proper channel to purchase this stuff through the local school board?

    I'd be very surprised if not.
     
  11. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    If you were/are a teacher, you wouldnt be asking on a Mac Rumors Forum board, would you?

    you would ask your peers.

    you would ask your principal.

    you would ask Google.

    you would think first to look for your predecessor's chemistry catalog.

    but you asked here, for a highly volatile and controlled metal, it just astounds me that a teacher of any education level would ask here for something like that.
     
  12. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't carry it around in the rain. Kaboom It would get some attention to throw some in a bucket of water if someone falls asleep in class!
     
  13. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    My brother got ~ 6 lbs. of sodium (Na) off ebay.

    You can see what he did with it here.

    There's also two videos. :cool:
     
  14. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    good gosh 6 pounds?!!?! Thats amazing. Yet another reason why I love ebay.
     
  15. Xander562 macrumors 68000

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    Yep. And for those who don't know what 6lbs of sodium looks like, (or those too lazy to click the link)

    [​IMG]
     
  16. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    Is this legal? If it is, woohoo Ive got something to do this weekend!!!!! Ebay, ahoy!!
     
  17. mrkramer macrumors 603

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    If you read his post you would have realized that he is not a teacher.
     
  18. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    The videos weren't working so I became patient and WOW that looks fun.
     
  19. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    no, actually:

    but i still dont believe it.
     

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