# What happens when a sodium ion is attracted to a chlorine ion?

Aug 21, 2016

#### Answer:

A chemical reaction? Formation of a new chemical substance?

#### Explanation:

$N {a}^{+} + C {l}^{-} \rightarrow N a C l \left(s\right) \downarrow$

Bond formation occurs with a new substance generated; i.e. a chemical reaction.