# Question #ae614

Dec 5, 2016

Sodium is oxidized and chlorine is reduced,

#### Explanation:

I'm going to assume that this is the pertaining reaction:

$2 N a + C {l}_{2} \to 2 N a C l$

In their elemental form, the oxidation state are:

$N a = + 0$ and $C l = + 0$

In $N a C l$, the oxidation state are:

$N a = +$ and $C l = -$

Therefore sodium is oxidized and chlorine is reduced.