Is #NaF# neutral?

2 Answers
Nov 16, 2016

Answer:

Yes.

Explanation:

It is neutral because the #Na#and #F# atoms are transferring their valence electrons in order to become stable. This results in an overall stable atom. If we were to identify the individual charges of said atoms, #Na# would have a positive charge, and #F# a negative charge - both of 1.

Nov 16, 2016

Answer:

#"Absolutely!"#

Explanation:

Sodium fluoride is conceived to be composed of equal numbers of #Na^+# and #F^-# ions that are electrostatically bonded together in an extended, non-molecular array. And therefore sodium fluoride is neutral.

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Aqueous solution of sodium fluoride are slightly basic given the basicity of the fluoride ion:

#F^(-) + H_2O(aq) rightleftharpoons HF(aq) + HO^-#