MarkBikal profile Member info Member since: May 22, 2017 Question asked: 1 Question answered: 7 Best answers: 0 Questions Answers Best What does “no pun intended” mean? 5 Answers Yes, Sodium has one valance electron. As to its name, the English-speaking world prefers the name Sodium over Natrium, while the rest of the world and the periodic table uses the word Natrium (Na). It’s all due to the history of the element discovery. It was first in 1807 that Sir Humphrey Davy discovered this element and named it Sodium. However, English was not lingua franca then. That is why when a few years later, the same element was rediscovered by a Swedish chemist Berzelius, he named it differently – Natrium (derived from Egyptian Natron – natural salt). Even though Davy was the first to discover the element, Berzelius was an international authority. The first periodic tables, including the English ones use the symbol Na for this element. Pay special attention to a thesis statement – this central idea of the essay should be placed in the end of the introduction part (one or two sentences). Avoid including the ‘this paper will discuss’ part (unless it is requested by your teacher). A thesis statement should be an arguable claim. A bad example: Smoking is bad for your health (huh, who cares? It is a fact and a reader will read it and exclaim ‘so what?’) A good example: A ban on smoking in public places reduces the risks of second hand smoking and can decrease smoking addiction in non-heavy cases. Kids these days don’t know what homework is. I grew up doing mock exams and loads of homework. This made it easier at examination time too. Kids these days have far more freedom that they abuse it. Well, let’s see. I can identify: (1) faulty parallelism; (2) the semicolon that appears to make the structure less smooth. As you are trying to contrast two things in this sentence, you are using quite an abrupt structure. I think you can improve the sentence if you use the same form in the second part, the gerund, and I would recommend replacing the semicolon with ‘but’ because in this way your sentence sounds better. Also, remember they do not normally use any punctuation marks with ‘but’ because it is natural for people to stop when they pronounce it. So your sentence will need to be as follows: Doing the lab tests was fun but writing the report was complicated. I may be wrong, but they all look the same to me. It’s best to ask your friends what they use (if they do) and then order papers from one account – it’ll be easier with special offers. I am using usually ExpertWriting.org Check out this website, they’ve got some tips on choosing a writing service. As they say, not for love or money. Everyone should mind their business and do their homework. The cheapest MBA is offered by Eastern New Mexico University. The price is slightly more that $4,000. The program is online, and it is recognized by ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs), which is a government-recommended accreditation agency for business programs. markbikal has no Best Answers.