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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?
GENERAL CHEMESTRY -
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The Na atom has 11 protons, 12 neutrons, and 11 electrons and a neutral charge. The Na ion has lost an electron to become a +1 charged ion.