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There is always a receiving atom.


Even though it doesn't specify that another atom receives the electron from Sodium, according to one of Newton's Laws, matter cannot be created or destroyed. Because of this, the electron can't just disappear. There is always another place for the electron to go, because all atoms (excluding noble gases and transition metals) are in dire need to gain or lose electrons to acheive a noble gas configuration.