anonymous
  • anonymous
An electrically neutral atom of sodium (Na) has the same number of protons as an ion of sodium (Na+). A.) True B.) False
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Photon336
  • Photon336
@breezymeetee what do you think the answer is
anonymous
  • anonymous
I was going to say False? @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
Like I can guide you to the correct answer, but why do you think it's false? @breezymeetee

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anonymous
  • anonymous
well because if protons and Electrons have the same number it would cause the atom to be neutral so it's true? @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
Yes this is true @breezymeetee but let me explain
Photon336
  • Photon336
inside our nucleus we have protons that have a positive charge and neutrons that have no charge. outside of that we have electrons. so overall the nucleus is positively charged because neutrons have no charge. |dw:1443542049218:dw|
Photon336
  • Photon336
The situation that we have with sodium Na is that it's electrically neutral. @breezymeetee the number of protons is actually the identity of our element, usually it doesn't change because if it did we would no longer have sodium. so for these cases the number of protons doesn't change at all.
anonymous
  • anonymous
Wow I actually Understand it now thank You so much! @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
so one last thing before you head off
quin100
  • quin100
wow ur a good teacher
anonymous
  • anonymous
Yes sir? @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
|dw:1443542308475:dw| there are two cases. Case #1 one or more electrons is lost. if this happens, we get a cation a positive charge, WHY? because now there are more protons. so for example let's take potassium for an example. if we took one electron away we have a positive charge now because there are more protons. the number of protons doesn't change because if it did we wouldn't have potassium |dw:1443542443283:dw|
Photon336
  • Photon336
the second and last case is when an element gains an electron to become an anion this means now that there are MORE electrons and protons so that's where the charge difference comes from. Take Fluorine |dw:1443542599063:dw| hope this helps
Photon336
  • Photon336
correction "more as in more electrons than protons" now
anonymous
  • anonymous
Dude Your The Man! I really understand This you explained it more better than my own teacher. Thanks so so much! @Photon336
Photon336
  • Photon336
no problem! have a great day

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