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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?

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, June 16, 2011 at 11:20pm

    I don't intend to write a paper for you. The Na ion contains 1 less electron than the Na atom but both weigh essentially the same since the mass of an electron is so small. The Na atom has a neutral charge; the Na ion has a +1 charge.
    You can complete from these basic facts.

  • Chemistry - , Friday, June 17, 2011 at 10:56pm

    thanks

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