# Is NaF neutral?

Nov 16, 2016

Yes.

#### Explanation:

It is neutral because the $N a$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, $N a$ would have a positive charge, and $F$ a negative charge - both of 1.

Nov 16, 2016

#### Answer:

$\text{Absolutely!}$

#### Explanation:

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

See here.

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

${F}^{-} + {H}_{2} O \left(a q\right) r i g h t \le f t h a r p \infty n s H F \left(a q\right) + H {O}^{-}$