posted by Marlene .
Analyze the properties of a sodium atom and a sodium ion. What are the differences in mass, stability, and reactivity that are caused due to the differences between the sodium atom and sodium ion?
sodium atom doesnt contain any ion but sodium ion ionize by electron loss so as to obtain the electronic configuration of noble gases. sodium ion is much stable than sodium atom because it doesnt contain any free ion to go into reaction. sodium ion react with any non metal to form electrovalent bonds. whereby sodium ion react with itself to form sodium atom