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SODIUM CHLORIDE

Just a little drop [atom] of chlorine, valence minus one
Swimming through the sea, diggin' the scene, just havin' fun
She's not worried about the shape or size of her outer shell--
it's fun to ionize
Just a little atom of chlorine with an unfilled shell.

Somewhere in that sea lurks handsome sodium
With enough eletrons on his outside shell plus another one
"Somewhere in this deep blue sea, there is a negative
for my extra energy
Yes somewhere in this foam, my positive will find a home

Then unsuspecting chlorine felt a magnetic pull
She looked down and her outside shell was full!
Sodium cried "What a gas, be my bride,
And I'll change your name from chlorine to chloride!"

Now the sea evaporates to make the clouds for rain and snow,
Leaving her chemical conpounds in the absence of H2O
But the crystals that wash upon the shor are happy ones,
so if you never thought before,
Think of the love that you eat ... when you salt your meat!

Recorded by Kate and Ann McGarrigle
Note: Don't have the tune, but here are the words, if you can
find/make up atune (it was sort of bluesy) GW
@chemistry @science @food
filename[ NACL
GW

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