# Extracting sodium from salt

At my school, my teacher tell us to extract sodium from normal salt ($\ce{NaCl}$) but without using electrolysis of molten sodium chloride. So is there a way to do that?

• Most methods do not use sodium chloride, favouring alternative salts. – KalleMP May 27 '18 at 8:33
• What did your teacher have in mind? I mean, what did they think was the correct answer? – Martin May 27 '18 at 11:25
• I suppose there might be a chemical equilibrium reaction that could be achieved with free Fluorine but the process is unlikely to be safe. – KalleMP Jul 28 '18 at 23:26