Question #c0190

1 Answer
Feb 25, 2017

Answer:

It would become a sodium ion with a #1^+# charge.

Explanation:

Sodium has atomic number 11, which means that a neutral sodium atom has 11 positively charged protons and 11 negatively charged electrons. When it loses its single valence electron, it then has 10 electrons and 11 protons, producing a #1^+# charge.

#"11 p"^+" + "10^(-)="1p"^+"#

The formula for a sodium ion is #"Na"^+"#.