Why Is It So Easy To Remember The Symbol for Sodium if You Know Chinese (Na)?


Hint: 钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠钠 BATMAN!

Did you count the symbols?

Yes, the pronunciation of the element Sodium sounds like “na” in Chinese.

Guess what Lithium is in Chinese? “Li.”

Not only that, in Swedish and Dutch it’s “Natrium.”

Anyone know anymore Chinese or other interesting coincidences? In the meantime, Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium, Sodium Sodium Sodium Sodium, Hey Hey Hey, Goodbye…. But really, keep reading one of the posts below on the blog.