When a sodium atom reacts with a chlorine atom to form a compound, the electron configuration of the ions forming the compound are the same as those in which noble gases?

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Dec 30, 2016

Answer:

Got a Periodic Table?.............

Explanation:

#Z=11, "sodium"#; the nearest Noble Gas on the Table has #Z=10#. So when sodium is oxidized it should have an equal number of electrons to .......?

On the other hand, for chlorine, #Z=17#. Upon reduction, this atom is isoelectronc with the nearest Noble Gas on the Table, for which #Z=18#.

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