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Why sodium is soft ?

Asked by avineshkumar.20...(student) , on 25/11/10

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Hi Avinesh,
Sodium is soft owing to weak metallic bonding due to its large size and univalent nature. The word univalent means its valency is one i.e. it has only one electron in ts valence shell.
 
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