A 5 letter word for what sodium does to bond with chlorine to form table salt??
I don't think it matters so much that you get the right word, but if you get the thought process it should be enough.
Refer to the periodic table here:
A chlorine atom, with
On the other hand, a sodium atom, with
You should notice that these behaviors are opposite in direction yet complementary to each other; sodium can give away one electron, while chlorine wants one.
Hence, they willingly form
#"Na"^(+) + "Cl"^(-) -> "NaCl"#