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If you heat metallic sodium with let’s say gold / silver / mercury / platinum etc.. it will form an amalgam. I have tried this with a tiny bit of gold some years ago. I did heat Na in an inert argon atmosphere to several hundred degrees in an quartz tube and drop the gold inside. It did take only fractions of a second till the amalgam was formed. The result ...


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According to Aluminium Production1: The production of 1 ton of aluminum typically requires 420 kg of carbon, 1920 kg $\ce{Al2O3}$, and 16 kg $\ce{AlF3}$ .... The theoretical carbon consumption is only $\pu{333 kg C/t} \space \ce{Al}$. The excess carbon consumption is mainly due to air oxidation of the hot anodes in the hooded cells. The reaction occurs ...


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