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In his 1926 thesis Robert Cady Burts describes the production of sodium by electrolysis of sodium nitrate through glass.

I can't find much else on this method. Are there any modern descriptions of the experiment? Videos maybe?

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See Shakashiri's chemical demonstrations. He carefully outlines the steps. As I recall it requires taking sodium nitrate into a molten state and applying a current. The elemental sodium is precipitated on the inside surface of an incandescent bulb.

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